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Eid: Festival of sacrifice

<p>Muslims pray during Eid al-Adha celebrations on a street in Riyadh, November 27, 2009. 



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Muslims pray during Eid al-Adha celebrations on a street in Riyadh, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed

Muslims pray during Eid al-Adha celebrations on a street in Riyadh, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed

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<p>Bosnian Muslim boy poses as he stands in front of a mosque after the Eid prayers in the village of Preocica near Vitez on the first day of Eid al-Adha, November 27, 2009. 



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Bosnian Muslim boy poses as he stands in front of a mosque after the Eid prayers in the village of Preocica near Vitez on the first day of Eid al-Adha, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Bosnian Muslim boy poses as he stands in front of a mosque after the Eid prayers in the village of Preocica near Vitez on the first day of Eid al-Adha, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

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<p>A sheep is held before it is sacrificed on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Marseille, November 27, 2009. 



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A sheep is held before it is sacrificed on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Marseille, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

A sheep is held before it is sacrificed on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Marseille, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

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<p>Passengers travel atop a train as it heads for Jamalpur from Dhaka, November 27, 2009. 




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Passengers travel atop a train as it heads for Jamalpur from Dhaka, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

Passengers travel atop a train as it heads for Jamalpur from Dhaka, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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<p>Muslims attend prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at Jakarta's largest mosque, the Istiqlal November 27, 2009. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, celebrates Eid al-Adha to mark the end of the Haj by slaughtering goats and cows and distributing the meat to the poor. REUTERS/Supri (INDONESIA RELIGION)</p>

Muslims attend prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at Jakarta's largest mosque, the Istiqlal November 27, 2009. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, celebrates Eid al-Adha to mark the end of the Haj by slaughtering goats and cows...more

Muslims attend prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at Jakarta's largest mosque, the Istiqlal November 27, 2009. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, celebrates Eid al-Adha to mark the end of the Haj by slaughtering goats and cows and distributing the meat to the poor. REUTERS/Supri (INDONESIA RELIGION)

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<p>Female members of an exclusive Muslim community who call themselves An-Nadsir, attend prayers to celebrate Eid al-Adha in a remote area in Gowa district in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province, November 27, 2009. 



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Female members of an exclusive Muslim community who call themselves An-Nadsir, attend prayers to celebrate Eid al-Adha in a remote area in Gowa district in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad

Female members of an exclusive Muslim community who call themselves An-Nadsir, attend prayers to celebrate Eid al-Adha in a remote area in Gowa district in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad

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<p>Palestinians watch as a butcher slaughters a calf on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Gaza City, November 27, 2009. 



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Palestinians watch as a butcher slaughters a calf on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Gaza City, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians watch as a butcher slaughters a calf on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Gaza City, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>Palestinian boys hold a sheep near a section of the controversial Israeli barrier on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Shuafat refugee camp in the West Bank near Jerusalem, November 27, 2009. 



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Palestinian boys hold a sheep near a section of the controversial Israeli barrier on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Shuafat refugee camp in the West Bank near Jerusalem, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinian boys hold a sheep near a section of the controversial Israeli barrier on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Shuafat refugee camp in the West Bank near Jerusalem, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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<p>A girl collapses in the queue to receive free meat as part of the festival of Eid al-Adha at Sunda Kelapa mosque in Jakarta, November 27, 2009. 



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A girl collapses in the queue to receive free meat as part of the festival of Eid al-Adha at Sunda Kelapa mosque in Jakarta, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Supri

A girl collapses in the queue to receive free meat as part of the festival of Eid al-Adha at Sunda Kelapa mosque in Jakarta, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Supri

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<p>Sheep are carried in the trunk of a car before they are sacrificed on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Ankara, November 27, 2009. 



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Sheep are carried in the trunk of a car before they are sacrificed on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Ankara, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Sheep are carried in the trunk of a car before they are sacrificed on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Ankara, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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<p>Muslims pray during Eid al-Adha celebrations in Wuzhong, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, November 27, 2009. 



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Muslims pray during Eid al-Adha celebrations in Wuzhong, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

Muslims pray during Eid al-Adha celebrations in Wuzhong, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Muslims pilgrims rest on the stairs of the illuminated Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) on the eve of Eid al-Adha in the old quarters of Delhi, November 27, 2009. 



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Muslims pilgrims rest on the stairs of the illuminated Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) on the eve of Eid al-Adha in the old quarters of Delhi, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/B Mathur

Muslims pilgrims rest on the stairs of the illuminated Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) on the eve of Eid al-Adha in the old quarters of Delhi, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>A mother carrying her child falls to the ground after jostling with others to pass through a compound gate to receive free meat as part of the festival of Eid al-Adha in Jakarta November 27, 2009. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, celebrates Eid al-Adha to mark the end of the Haj by slaughtering goats and cows and distributing the meat to the poor. REUTERS/Crack Palinggi (INDONESIA RELIGION SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY ANNIVERSARY)</p>

A mother carrying her child falls to the ground after jostling with others to pass through a compound gate to receive free meat as part of the festival of Eid al-Adha in Jakarta November 27, 2009. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation,...more

A mother carrying her child falls to the ground after jostling with others to pass through a compound gate to receive free meat as part of the festival of Eid al-Adha in Jakarta November 27, 2009. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, celebrates Eid al-Adha to mark the end of the Haj by slaughtering goats and cows and distributing the meat to the poor. REUTERS/Crack Palinggi (INDONESIA RELIGION SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY ANNIVERSARY)

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<p>A Palestinian woman prays next to a grave on the first day of the holiday of Eid al-Adha at a Muslim cemetery just outside Jerusalem's Old city, November 27, 2009.  



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A Palestinian woman prays next to a grave on the first day of the holiday of Eid al-Adha at a Muslim cemetery just outside Jerusalem's Old city, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A Palestinian woman prays next to a grave on the first day of the holiday of Eid al-Adha at a Muslim cemetery just outside Jerusalem's Old city, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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<p>A girl watches Muslims prepare meats after sheep slaughtered during Eid al-Adha Feast of Sacrifice in Johor Bahru, south of Kuala Lumpur, November 27, 2009. 



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A girl watches Muslims prepare meats after sheep slaughtered during Eid al-Adha Feast of Sacrifice in Johor Bahru, south of Kuala Lumpur, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

A girl watches Muslims prepare meats after sheep slaughtered during Eid al-Adha Feast of Sacrifice in Johor Bahru, south of Kuala Lumpur, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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<p>A man drives children in a car after prayers to mark the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Kano, November 27, 2009. 


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A man drives children in a car after prayers to mark the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Kano, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A man drives children in a car after prayers to mark the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Kano, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A traditional palace guard of the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, holds a spear as he rides a horse after prayers to mark the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Kano, November 27, 2009. 



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A traditional palace guard of the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, holds a spear as he rides a horse after prayers to mark the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Kano, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A traditional palace guard of the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, holds a spear as he rides a horse after prayers to mark the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Kano, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>People load-down a vehicle as they take a slow journey home after attending prayers during the Eid al-Adha holiday in Dubai, November 27, 2009. 



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People load-down a vehicle as they take a slow journey home after attending prayers during the Eid al-Adha holiday in Dubai, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Crisp

People load-down a vehicle as they take a slow journey home after attending prayers during the Eid al-Adha holiday in Dubai, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Crisp

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<p>Kenyan Muslims pray during Eid al-Adha in the coastal city of Mombasa, November 27, 2009. 



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Kenyan Muslims pray during Eid al-Adha in the coastal city of Mombasa, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Joseph Okanga

Kenyan Muslims pray during Eid al-Adha in the coastal city of Mombasa, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Joseph Okanga

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<p>Bulgarian Muslims slaughter a cow at a house in the village of Ribnovo, south of Bulgarian capital Sofia, November 27, 2009. 



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Bulgarian Muslims slaughter a cow at a house in the village of Ribnovo, south of Bulgarian capital Sofia, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

Bulgarian Muslims slaughter a cow at a house in the village of Ribnovo, south of Bulgarian capital Sofia, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

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<p>Muslims pray in an exhibition hall used as a temporary mosque, to mark the first day of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, in Strasbourg, November 27, 2009. 



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Muslims pray in an exhibition hall used as a temporary mosque, to mark the first day of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, in Strasbourg, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Muslims pray in an exhibition hall used as a temporary mosque, to mark the first day of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, in Strasbourg, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

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<p>Muslims pray during Eid al-Adha celebrations on a street in Riyadh, November 27, 2009. 



REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed </p>

Muslims pray during Eid al-Adha celebrations on a street in Riyadh, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed

Muslims pray during Eid al-Adha celebrations on a street in Riyadh, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed

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<p>Traditional palace guards of Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, fire locally made muskets to mark the end of prayers on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Kano, November 27, 2009. 



REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

Traditional palace guards of Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, fire locally made muskets to mark the end of prayers on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Kano, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Traditional palace guards of Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, fire locally made muskets to mark the end of prayers on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Kano, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Passengers travel atop a train as it heads for Jamalpur from Dhaka, November 27, 2009. 



REUTERS/Andrew Biraj </p>

Passengers travel atop a train as it heads for Jamalpur from Dhaka, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

Passengers travel atop a train as it heads for Jamalpur from Dhaka, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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<p>Children watch the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, pass by after prayers to mark the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Kano, November 27, 2009. 



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Children watch the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, pass by after prayers to mark the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Kano, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Children watch the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, pass by after prayers to mark the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Kano, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Men attend prayers during Kurban-Ait, which is known as Eid al-Adha in Arabic, at a square in the center of Bishkek, November 27, 2009. 



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Men attend prayers during Kurban-Ait, which is known as Eid al-Adha in Arabic, at a square in the center of Bishkek, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Men attend prayers during Kurban-Ait, which is known as Eid al-Adha in Arabic, at a square in the center of Bishkek, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>Jakir,8, and Shakil,9, (in red) travel between carriages to Jamalpur from Dhaka, November 27, 2009. 



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Jakir,8, and Shakil,9, (in red) travel between carriages to Jamalpur from Dhaka, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

Jakir,8, and Shakil,9, (in red) travel between carriages to Jamalpur from Dhaka, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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<p>Muslims travel in a boat to attend Eid al-Adha prayers at a port in Jakarta, November 27, 2009. 



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Muslims travel in a boat to attend Eid al-Adha prayers at a port in Jakarta, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Muslims travel in a boat to attend Eid al-Adha prayers at a port in Jakarta, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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