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Eid al-Adha Celebrations In Pandemic's Shadow

Eid al-Adha, or the 'Feast of Sacrifice', is typically marked by communal prayers, large social gatherings and, for many, slaughtering of livestock and giving meat to the needy.

July 20, 2021

People enjoy a ride at an amusement park during Eid al-Adha celebrations at al-Zawra Park in Baghdad, Iraq. Eid al-Adha marks the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham to Christians and Jews) to sacrifice his son. During the holiday, which in most places lasts four days, Muslims slaughter sheep or cattle, distribute part of the meat to the poor and eat the rest.

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Muslims offer prayers on the morning of Eid-ul-Adha at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Women attend Eid al-Adha prayers at the historical Badshahi mosque, in Lahore, Pakistan. During the Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, Muslims slaughter sheep or cattle and distribute portions of the meat to the poor.

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People attend Eid al-Adha prayers at the historical Badshahi mosque, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Women greet each other after Eid al-Adha prayer at the historical Badshahi mosque, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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People offer Eid al-Adha prayers at Nakhoda Masjid in Kolkata.

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Tens of thousands of Muslim worshipers attend Eid al-Adha prayer next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city.

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People offer Eid al-Adha prayer at a mosque in the city of Rahat, Israel.

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Afghan refugees offer Eid al-Adha prayers at a mosque in the Kazana Refugee camp on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Refugees offer Eid al-Adha prayers at a mosque in the Kazana Refugees camp on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Nigeria muslim offer Eid al-Adha prayers at a basketball court in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Nigeria muslim offer Eid al-Adha prayers at a basketball court in Lagos, Nigeria. During Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, Muslims slaughter sheep or cattle and distribute portions of the meat to the poor.

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Chechen Muslims pray in a mosque on the first day of Eid al-Adha in the Chechen province capital of Grozny, Russia.

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Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Adha, outside the iconic Haghia Sophia in the historic Sultan Ahmed district of Istanbul. Thousands of Muslims attended dawn Eid al-Adha prayers in Istanbul.

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In this photo released by the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad prays on the first day of the Eid al-Adha, at Khalid Ibn al-Walid Mosque, in Homs province, Syria.

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Muslims young and old gather for prayers to celebrate Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, that commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim's faith in Nairobi, Kenya. Eid al-Adha marks the end of hajj.

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Muslims gather for prayers to celebrate Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, that commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim's faith in Nairobi, Kenya.

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People pray spaced apart as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak during an Eid al-Adha prayer at Zona Madina mosque in Bogor, Indonesia.

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People offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Adha, outside the iconic Haghia Sophia in the historic Sultan Ahmed district of Istanbul. Thousands of Muslims attended dawn Eid al-Adha prayers in Istanbul.

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Muslim worshippers offer Eid al-Adha prayer in the mixed Arab Jewish city of Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel. The major Muslim holiday, at the end of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, is observed around the world by believers and commemorates prophet Abraham's pledge to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.

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Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers in Kabul, Afghanistan. Eid al-Adha, or "Feast of the Sacrifice," commemorates the Quranic tale of Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.

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Muslim worshippers offer Eid al-Adha prayer in the mixed Arab Jewish city of Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Indonesian Muslims perform Eid al-Adha prayers at a mosque in Lhokseumawe, Aceh province, Indonesia.

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Muslims pray inside a mosque during an Eid al-Adha prayer in Lhokseumawe, Aceh province, Indonesia.

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Palestinian Muslims attend the prayer of the first day of Eid al-Adha in Gaza City. During the Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, Muslims slaughter sheep or cattle to distribute portions of the meat to the poor.

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