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PHOTO GALLERY: Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid Al-Adha




Afghan refugee men offer Eid Al-Adha prayers in a field near their camp on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan (Photo: AP)

Palestinians pray in front of the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as Al-Haram Al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, on the first day of Eid Al-Adha (Photo: Reuters)

Children, accompanied by their father, walk together ahead of performing prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha in the Duma neighbourhood in Damascus October 4, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Russian interior ministry members stand guard as Muslims attend an Eid Al-Adha mass prayer in Moscow (Photo: Reuters)

Muslims attend Eid al-Adha prayers at an open field in Lagos, Nigeria (Photo: Reuters)

Muslim women attend an Eid Al-Adha mass prayer at Senen market in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sunday (Photo: Reuters)

Muslim pilgrims arrive to cast stones at pillars symbolising Satan, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage on the first day of Eid Al-Adha in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca, 4 October (Photo: Reuters)

Muslims attend prayers to mark the Islamic festival of Eid Al-Adha at Martyrs' Square in Tripoli, Lebanon (Photo: Reuters)

Afghans offer Eid Al-Adha prayers outside a mosque in the city of Kandahar south of Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday (Photo: AP)

A Filipino Muslim family gathers for a selfie after attending morning prayers in front of the Blue Mosque in Taguig city, south of Manila, on Saturday (Photo: Reuters)

Crimean Tatars pray in a mosque in Bakhchisarai, Crimea on Saturday (Photo: AP)

Muslims around the world celebrated Eid Al-Adha on Saturday, an Islamic holiday commemorating Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son, Ishmael. According to the story, God provided Ibrahim with a sheep instead to slaughter - a tradition that continues to this day, as Muslims butcher cows and sheep for the holiday after early morning prayers.