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Muslims across the world celebrate the Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) holiday to mark the end of the annual hajj. Muslims celebrate by slaughtering animals in commemoration of the Prophet Ibrahim's (Abraham) readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to Allah. (19 PHOTOS)

Muslim pilgrims perform the noon prayer outside the Namera mosque in the plain of Arafat on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on October 25. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)
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Muslim pilgrims perform the noon prayer outside the Namera mosque in the plain of Arafat on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on October 25. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)

Muslim pilgrims sit on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat in the early morning during the annual hajj pilgrimage near the holy city of Mecca on October 25. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
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Muslim pilgrims sit on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat in the early morning during the annual hajj pilgrimage near the holy city of Mecca on October 25. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

Muslims pray ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, on October 25. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)
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Muslims pray ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, on October 25. (Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk)

A boy looks on during Kurban-Ait (Eid al-Adha in Arabic) prayers in front of Central Mosque in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on October 26. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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A boy looks on during Kurban-Ait (Eid al-Adha in Arabic) prayers in front of Central Mosque in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on October 26. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

Muslim men perform Eid al-Adha prayers in Kaliningrad, Russia. (RIA Novosti/Igor Zarembo)
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Muslim men perform Eid al-Adha prayers in Kaliningrad, Russia. (RIA Novosti/Igor Zarembo)

Kyrgyz police officers take part in prayers on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Kurban Bairam (Eid al-Adha) in Bishkek on October 26. (Reuters/Vladimir Pirogov)
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Kyrgyz police officers take part in prayers on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Kurban Bairam (Eid al-Adha) in Bishkek on October 26. (Reuters/Vladimir Pirogov)

A little boy looks at the adult Muslims traditionally praying outside at one of the central squares in Bishkek. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
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A little boy looks at the adult Muslims traditionally praying outside at one of the central squares in Bishkek. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

A man tries to control a cow in the middle of a road while going to a cattle market ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival, when animals are traditionally slaughtered, in Lahore, Pakistan. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)
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A man tries to control a cow in the middle of a road while going to a cattle market ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival, when animals are traditionally slaughtered, in Lahore, Pakistan. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)

A purchased camel is lifted to be placed in a vehicle at a market near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows, and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. (Reuters/Fahad Shadeed) 
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A purchased camel is lifted to be placed in a vehicle at a market near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows, and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. (Reuters/Fahad Shadeed) 

The leader of the Kosovo nationalist opposition Self-Determination movement, Albin Kurtin, is sprayed with tear gas by police during a protest in Pristina. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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The leader of the Kosovo nationalist opposition Self-Determination movement, Albin Kurtin, is sprayed with tear gas by police during a protest in Pristina. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

Nikolai Belov shows off his collection of Soviet leaders' busts in the village of Dolina in Russia's eastern Primorsk region. (RIA Novosti/Vitaly Ankov)
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Nikolai Belov shows off his collection of Soviet leaders' busts in the village of Dolina in Russia's eastern Primorsk region. (RIA Novosti/Vitaly Ankov)

Russian artist Vasily Slonov poses for a picture with flyswatters, which are part of an art installation, during preparations for his exhibition at the Krasnoyarsk Museum Center in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
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Russian artist Vasily Slonov poses for a picture with flyswatters, which are part of an art installation, during preparations for his exhibition at the Krasnoyarsk Museum Center in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing service in front of the Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft set up on its launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov )
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An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing service in front of the Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft set up on its launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov )

Servicemen from a Belarusian Interior Ministry special unit wear gas masks and crawl on the ground during a test near the village of Horany. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)
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Servicemen from a Belarusian Interior Ministry special unit wear gas masks and crawl on the ground during a test near the village of Horany. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

Pakistani students stand together to form the world's largest human flag to qualify for the Guinness World Records at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)
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Pakistani students stand together to form the world's largest human flag to qualify for the Guinness World Records at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)

A Hazara shepherd walks with his flock in Bamiyan, Afghanistan. (AFP/Massoud Hossaini)
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A Hazara shepherd walks with his flock in Bamiyan, Afghanistan. (AFP/Massoud Hossaini)

South Korean singer Psy (right) practices some "Gangnam Style" dance steps with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a photo opportunity at the UN headquarters in New York. (Reuters/Eduardo Munoz)
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South Korean singer Psy (right) practices some "Gangnam Style" dance steps with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a photo opportunity at the UN headquarters in New York. (Reuters/Eduardo Munoz)

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (front) dances with his friends as they make a cover version of the music video of "Gangnam Style" by South Korean singer Psy in the courtyard of Ai's studio in Beijing. (Reuters/Courtesy of Ai Weiwei)
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Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (front) dances with his friends as they make a cover version of the music video of "Gangnam Style" by South Korean singer Psy in the courtyard of Ai's studio in Beijing. (Reuters/Courtesy of Ai Weiwei)

A man looks at his phone late in Kabul. (AFP/Jawad Jalali)
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A man looks at his phone late in Kabul. (AFP/Jawad Jalali)

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