Muslims observe Eid al-Adha with ceremony and reverence — from Kabul to Palestine [Photos]

Eid al-Adha, which falls on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah and follows the tradition of sacrificing a ram to God, is celebrated by Muslims the world over

Reuters August 22, 2018 17:14:13 IST
Bosnian Muslims in prayer during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha at a mosque in Kraljeva Sutjeska near Kakanj in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 21 August, 2018. Reuters/Dado Ruvic
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Bosnian Muslims in prayer during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha at a mosque in Kraljeva Sutjeska near Kakanj in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 21 August, 2018. Reuters/Dado Ruvic
A Rohingya refugee girl tries on a new dress at a shop to celebrate Eid in the Kutupaloong refugee camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar. Eid al-Adha, also known as the 'Festival of Sacrifice', falls on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah and is celebrated with great enthusiasm by Muslims the world over. Reuters/ Mohammad Ponir Hossain
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A Rohingya refugee girl tries on a new dress at a shop to celebrate Eid in the Kutupaloong refugee camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar. Eid al-Adha, also known as the 'Festival of Sacrifice', falls on the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah and is celebrated with great enthusiasm by Muslims the world over. Reuters/ Mohammad Ponir Hossain
Vendors at a livestock market in Kabul, Afghanistan on 20 August, 2018 waiting for customers ahead of Eid al-Adha. Traditionally, the festival follows the sacrifice of a ram as an offering to God. However, some in Egypt have also taken to sacrificing camels on the occasion of Eid. Reuters/ Omar Sobhani
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Vendors at a livestock market in Kabul, Afghanistan on 20 August, 2018 waiting for customers ahead of Eid al-Adha. Traditionally, the festival follows the sacrifice of a ram as an offering to God. However, some in Egypt have also taken to sacrificing camels on the occasion of Eid. Reuters/ Omar Sobhani
A man in Palestine plays with his child following morning prayers that mark the first day of Eid al-Adha celebrations, on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City on 21 August, 2018. Reuters/Ammar Awad
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A man in Palestine plays with his child following morning prayers that mark the first day of Eid al-Adha celebrations, on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City on 21 August, 2018. Reuters/Ammar Awad
A Rohingya refugee man returns to the camp after buying a cow ahead of Eid al-Adha to sacrifice in the Kutupaloong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar on 21 August, 2018. Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain
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A Rohingya refugee man returns to the camp after buying a cow ahead of Eid al-Adha to sacrifice in the Kutupaloong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar on 21 August, 2018. Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain
Afghan men make sweets at a small traditional factory ahead of Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakri Eid, in Kabul, Afghanistan on 19 August 2018. Reuters/ Mohammad Ismail
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Afghan men make sweets at a small traditional factory ahead of Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakri Eid, in Kabul, Afghanistan on 19 August 2018. Reuters/ Mohammad Ismail