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Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Adha(25 images)

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha to mark the end of the haj by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command.

Afghan boys sell balloons for Eid-Al-Adha in Kabul on November 27, 2009. The festival of sacrifice is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son for God. UPI/Hossein Fatemi
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Palestinians run after a cow, one day before Eid al-Adha in Rafah in southern Gaza, November 26, 2009, Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha to mark the end of the haj by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. UPI/Ismael Mohamad
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Afghans slaughter a cow for Eid-Al-Adha in Kabul on November 27, 2009. The festival of sacrifice is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son for God. UPI/Hossein Fatemi
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Afghans prepare to slaughter a cow for Eid-Al-Adha in Kabul on November 27, 2009. The festival of sacrifice is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son for God. UPI/Hossein Fatemi
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