In picture: Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Azha
10 July, 2022, 04:25 pm
Last modified: 10 July, 2022, 04:56 pm
Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Azha, a religious holiday which in Arabic means the "festival of the sacrifice".
The festival marks the end of Hajj, the five-day pilgrimage Muslims undertake to Islam's holiest city, Mecca, and surrounding areas of western Saudi Arabia to cleanse the soul of sins and instil a sense of equality and brotherhood.
Eid al-Azha commemorates the story of Prophet Ibrahim's test of faith when he was commanded by God to sacrifice his son, Ismail.
People perform the Eid al-Adha prayer at the Islamic Center of Greater Miami on Saturday, July 9, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Fla. MATIAS J. OCNER [email protected]
Muslim pilgrims walk to cast stones at a pillar in the symbolic stoning of the devil, during the last rite of the annual hajj, and the first day of Eid al-Adha, in Mina near the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, July 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil) Amr Nabil AP
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