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Photos Of The Week -- November 13-19
November 19, 2010 10:56 GMT
Protests in Ukraine and Eid al-Adha is celebrated across the Muslim world.
Turkmens celebrate the Eid al-Adha (Kurban Bairam) holiday in Ashgabat on November 17. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, following the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. It commemorates the willingness of biblical patriarch Abraham to sacrifice his son Ismail and during the period Muslims distribute food to the poor.
Photo by Vyacheslav Oseledko for AFP
Afghan men wait to perform Eid al-Adha prayers in Kabul on November 16.
Photo by Omar Sobhani for Reuters
Men pray during Eid al-Adha, or Kurban-Ait, at a mosque in the village of Nurabad, some 40 kilometers west of Tajikistan's capital, Dushanbe, on November 16.
Photo by Nozim Kalandarov for Reuters
A man waits to buy a ram at a market in the Sarajevo neighbourhood of Stup ahead of the Eid al-Adha holiday on November 15. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha by slaughtering sheep, goats, and cows to commemorate Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son on God's command.
Photo by Danilo Krstanovic for Reuters
A man prays among graves of thousands of killed Bosnian Muslims at a cemetery in Potocari near Srebrenica on the first day of Eid al-Adha on November 16. Muslim survivors of the Srebrenica massacre, in which Serbian forces killed up to 8,000 Muslim men and boys, gathered in their deserted town to celebrate Eid al-Adha.
Photo by Dado Ruvic for Reuters
A woman shouts slogans during a rally in Minsk on November 16. People gathered with portraits of missing and imprisoned public figures as they took part in the rally.
Photo by Vasily Fedosenko for Reuters
Two supporters of Belarusian presidential candidate Uladzimer Nyaklyaeu hold a replica of his certificate after he was registered as a candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk on November 18. Ten candidates were registered to run in the upcoming vote, authorities said, even though observers say a victory for the incumbent president is a foregone conclusion. The election is scheduled for December 19.
Photo by Viktor Drachev for AFP
A deputy empties a bucket of change onto the table of Ukrainian government representatives in the chamber of the Ukrainian parliament in Kyiv on November 18.
Photo by Sergei Svetlitsky for Reuters
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