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Myanmar Muslims gather to slaughter cows at venue after offering Eid al-Adha prayers to mark the end of holy fasting month of Ramadan in Yangon, Myanmar. Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham in the Christian and Jewish faiths) to follow Allah's (God's) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael.

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Children play inside a deserted illegally operated slaughter house that has been shut by the government in Uttar Pradesh state, in Allahabad. A new rules, which took effect Friday, require that cattle traders pledge that any cows or buffalos sold are not intended for slaughter.

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Muslim children play cricket inside a deserted illegally operated slaughter house that has been shut by the government in Uttar Pradesh state, in Allahabad.

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Children play inside a deserted illegally operated slaughter house that has been shut by the Uttar Pradesh government, in Allahabad. A new ban imposed by NDA government on the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter to protect animals considered holy by many Hindus is drawing widespread protests from state governments and animal-related industries.

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Muslim women protest against UP Chief Minister Yogi Adiyanath over government's crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses, in Allahabad.

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Bikanu Qureshi, 60, second left, who made living transporting meat rests on his cycle -cart in front of a slaughter house that was shutdown by authorities, in Allahabad.

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Workers stand outside a slaughter house where they used to work after the same was shutdown by authorities, in Allahabad.

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Workers remove ropes of slaughtered animals at a slaughter house that was shutdown by authorities, in Allahabad.

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Workers stand at a slaughter house where they used to work after the same was shutdown by authorities, in Allahabad.

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Mehta, 40, stands at a slaughter house where he used to work after it was shutdown by authorities, in Allahabad. India's most populous state is running out of meat. After Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in Uttar Pradesh this month on the back of a resounding electoral victory and named a Yogi Adityanath as the state's chief minister, the government began cracking down on illegal slaughterhouses and meat shops.

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People standing outside a slaughterhouse that was sealed by the authorities for illegal functioning, in Allahabad.

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People crowd outside an illegal slaughterhouse which was sealed by the authorities in Choka Ghat area of Varanasi.

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People sitting outside a slaughterhouse that was sealed by the authorities for illegal functioning, in Allahabad. The Uttar Pradesh authorities on Sunday night sealed two salughterhouses which were shown shut on papers.

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Officials seal an illegal slaughterhouse in Kamalgadaha area of Varanasi.

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