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MUSLIM WORLD: Celebration of Eid al-Adha, the festival of the sacrifice, begins

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Millions of Muslims around the world celebrated one of the biggest Muslim religious festivals, Eid al-Adha, on Tuesday morning.

Prayers were offered up and, in keeping with tradition, goats, sheep and cattle were slaughtered in commemoration of prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to Allah.

-- Los Angeles Times

Photo: Pigeons take to the air as Afghan men offer Eid al-Adha prayers in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday morning. Credit: S. Sabawoon / European Pressphoto Agency

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EId Mibarak to All my brothers and sisters.
a footnote: this "festival" is a commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son Ishmael to show obedience to Allah.

EID MUBARAK!


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