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a Kashmiri civilian leads goats and walks past security personnel ahead of Eid al Adha during curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmiri. Authorities enforcing a strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir will bring in trucks of essential supplies for an Islamic festival next week, as the divided Himalayan region remained in a lockdown following India's decision to strip it of its constitutional autonomy. The indefinite 24-hour curfew was briefly eased on Friday for weekly Muslim prayers in some parts of Srinagar, the region's main city, but thousands of residents are still forced to stay indoors with shops and most health clinics closed. All communications and the internet remain cut off.
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Muslim pilgrims pray at Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy), southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca, as the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage approaches on August 10, 2019. - Arafat is the site where Muslims believe the Prophet Mohammed gave his last sermon about 14 centuries ago after leading his followers on the pilgrimage. The ultra-conservative kingdom, which is undergoing dramatic social and economic reforms, has mobilised vast resources for the six-day journey, one of the five pillars of Islam.
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Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims pray outside Namira Mosque in Arafat during the annual hajj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. More than 2 million pilgrims were gathered to perform initial rites of the hajj, an Islamic pilgrimage that takes the faithful along a path traversed by the Prophet Muhammad some 1,400 years ago.
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Participants attend the Glacier 3000 run next to the Tsanfleuron glacier above the alpine resort of Les Diablerets, Switzerland, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. The 26 kilometer-long course starts at 1050 meters above sea level in the village of Gstaad reaching a final altitude of 2950 meters on the "Glacier 3000" for a total elevation gain of 2015 meters along the course.
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Participants compete in the Glacier 3000 run next to the Tsanfleuron glacier above the alpine resort of Les Diablerets, Switzerland, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. The 26 kilometer-long course starts at 1050 meters above sea level in the village of Gstaad reaching a final altitude of 2950 meters on the "Glacier 3000" for a total elevation gain of 2015 meters along the course.
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Muslim pilgrims walk under heavy rains in Arafat during the annual hajj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. More than 2 million Muslims gathered at the sacred hill of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for an intense day of worship and reflection on what's considered the climax of the Islamic hajj pilgrimage
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Pakistani vendors wait with their goats wearing the words 'Eid Mubarak' or 'Eid Greeting', for customers, to be slaughtered on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or "Feast of Sacrifice," in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. Muslims all over the world are celebrate Eid al-Adha by sacrificing sheep, goats, cows and camels, to commemorate the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God's command.
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Kyrgyz vendors drive sheep into a pen at the outdoors livestock market in Bishkek on August 10, 2019 on the eve of the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival, the Muslim feast of sacrifice, known locally as Kurban Bayram.
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Participants runs above a water stream next to the Tsanfleuron glacier approaching the finish line of the Glacier 3000 run above the alpine resort of Les Diablerets, Switzerland, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. The 26 kilometer-long course starts at 1050 meters above sea level in the village of Gstaad reaching a final altitude of 2950 meters on the "Glacier 3000" for a total elevation gain of 2015 meters along the course.
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In this Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, photo, a Kashmiri purchases vegetables from a temporary shop in an alley during curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmiri. Authorities enforcing a strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir will bring in trucks of essential supplies for an Islamic festival next week, as the divided Himalayan region remained in a lockdown following India's decision to strip it of its constitutional autonomy. The indefinite 24-hour curfew was briefly eased on Friday for weekly Muslim prayers in some parts of Srinagar, the region's main city, but thousands of residents are still forced to stay indoors with shops and most health clinics closed. All communications and the internet remain cut off.
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