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Muslims From Europe To Asia Celebrate Eid Al-Adha, The Feast Of Sacrifice

Muslims are marking one of the major Islamic holidays, Eid al-Adha. During the holiday period, Muslims slaughter animals in symbolic homage to the story of the prophet Ibrahim and his willingness to sacrifice his first son as an act of supplication to God.

Muslims are taught that before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. It is traditional to distribute the sacrificial meat to the poor.​

Amid a surge in new COVID-19 cases, people must deal with coronavirus restrictions for the second year in a row.​ Here's a look at the Eid celebrations from Europe to Central Asia.

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