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In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha

Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah and commemorates prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.

In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha
Indian Muslims offer prayers on Eid al-Adha at the Kharudin Mosque in Amritsar on September 13, 2016. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha
Pakistani Muslims attend Eid al-Adha prayers in Lahore on September 13, 2016. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha
Indian Muslims greet each other after Eid al-Adha prayers in Hyderabad on September 13, 2016. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha
Muslims gather at the Assan II Mosque in Libreville for the Eid al-Adha prayer on September 12, 2016. This festival also called the 'Sacrifice Feast' or 'Bakr-Eid', is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God's command, (Steve Jordan/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha
Iraqi children play on a street in the capital Baghdad on September 12, 2016, on the first day of Eid al-Adha holiday. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah and commemorates prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Ahma al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha
Members of an Afghan guard of honour greet each other after offering Eid-al-Adha prayers at the Hazrat-i- Ali shrine in Mazar-i Sharif on September 12, 2016. Afghans started celebrating Eid al-Adha or 'Feast of the Sacrifice', which marks the end of the annual hajj or pilgrimage to Makkah and is celebrated in remembrance of Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to God. (Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha
Afghan Muslims offer Eid-al-Adha prayers at the Hazrat-i- Ali shrine in Mazar-i Sharif on September 12, 2016. Afghans started celebrating Eid al-Adha or 'Feast of the Sacrifice', which marks the end of the annual hajj or pilgrimage to Makkah and is celebrated in remembrance of Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to God. (Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha
Muslim devotees gather for the morning Eid al-Adha prayer outside a mosque in the Omani capital Muscat on September 12, 2016. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah and commemorates prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Mohammed Mahjoub/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha
Muslim devotees gather at a mosque to perform the morning Eid al-Adha prayer in the Iraqi city of Basra on September 12, 2016. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah and commemorates prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha
Muslim Libyan men perform the morning Eid al-Adha prayer on Martyrs' square in the capital Tripoli on September 12, 2016. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah and commemorates prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha
Muslims attend a morning prayer to mark Eid al-Adha in Moscow on September 12, 2016. Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Adha (the feast of sacrifice), the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide marking the end of the annual pilgrimage or Hajj to the Saudi holy city of Makkah. (Alexander Utkin/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha
Kuwaiti security forces check Shiite Muslim men as they arrive to perform the morning prayer of the Eid al-Adha holiday at the al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait city early on September 12, 2016. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah and commemorates prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. The al-Sadeq mosque opened on the occasion of the Muslim holiday for the first time since it was targetted by a suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group on June 26, 2015. (Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha
Pakistani Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers outside the Red Mosque in Islamabad on September 13, 2016. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha
Palestinian children ride a camel in Gaza City on the second day of Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) Muslim holiday on September 13, 2016. (Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha
A Palestinian girl attends the morning prayer of the Muslim holiday of the Eid al-Adha on September 12, 2016, in Gaza City. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah and commemorates prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha
Pakistani Muslims slaughter a cow on the first day of the Eid al-Adha in Karachi on September 13, 2016. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.(Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha
A muslim takes away a slaughtered sheep in Zottegem, on September 12, 2016 ahead of the Aid el Kebir, also called Feast of the Sacrifice. On Aid-el-Kebir, muslims slaughter a sheep to honour the prophet Ibrahim. (James Arthur Gekiere/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Muslims around the world celebrate annual festival of Eid Al Adha
Indian Muslims buy goats at a makeshift livestock market for the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival in Hyderabad on September 12, 2016. Muslims across the world are marking the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son for God, and cows, camels, goats and sheep are traditionally slaughtered on the holiest day. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)