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Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha holiday

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Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha holiday


Muslims around the world have been celebrating Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, which marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

In Baghdad, under heavy armed security, there were prayers at mosques for an end to the daily bombings and attacks.

At the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, home to more than 120,000 Syrians, they prayed for a rapid end to the civil war and that they could soon return home.

In Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, people marked the holiday with the slaughter of dozens of cows and goats, a tradition to remember the willingness of Prophet Abraham to sacrifice his son to God.

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