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Last Updated: Sunday, 1 February, 2004, 17:02 GMT
In pictures: Muslim feast of sacrifice
Little girl yawns among Muslim worshippers in Jakarta
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The Hajj tragedy had yet to happen when Indonesian Muslims began celebrating the feast of Eid al-Adha.
Palestinian boy in east Jerusalem/red handprints
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Palestinian youths in east Jerusalem made handprints from the blood of a freshly slaughtered sheep.
Muslims perform prayers in Cairo
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Egypt and the Middle East saw the main celebrations of this important religious feast.
Muslims after festive prayers in Cairo
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Prayers in Cairo gave way to a party atmosphere under bunting and balloons.
Pakistani Muslims lead away a camel bought for the festival in Lahore
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It is a time for sacrificing animals in honour of the "Feast of Sacrifice", camels included.
Bosnian Muslim butchers slaughter sheep in Sarajevo
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Not everyone can afford to buy their own sacrificial beast so Sarajevo butchers were donating sheep to local charities.
Shia Muslim women visits cemetery in Baghdad
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Eid al-Adha is not all about celebration - visits to the cemetery are also part of the event.


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