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In pictures: Muslim goat fair

Delhi's Jama Masjid (Great Mosque)

Delhi's Jama Masjid (Great Mosque) has become a giant livestock fair for Eid ul Adha, the Muslim festival of sacrifice. (Images: Mark Dummett)

Eid festival

Muslims from across northern India come to buy and sell goats and sheep for Eid.

Eid festival

Known in India as Bakri (Goat) Eid, Muslims sacrifice the animal to remember the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his own son.

Eid festival

"One goat is to be sacrificed for one person," says Mullah Javed Anwar.

Eid festival

"You can tell if it's a good goat by its size and number of teeth," these boys say.

Eid festival

Transport in Delhi can be tricky at times but persuading a goat to travel by rickshaw is even harder.

Eid festival

North Indian cuisine has many tasty recipes but on a cold day, a steaming bowl of biryani remains a favourite.




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