Muslims from across the world have been taking part in annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
Millions massed on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca for the ritual.
The event is an obligation for all Muslims to undertake at least once in a lifetime, if they are physically and financially able.
The pilgrims went to Mina, east of Mecca, for the ritual stoning of three pillars representing Satan.
On the first day of Eid al-Adha, here they queued to have their heads shaved.
The pilgrims are marking the re-enactment of the trials of Abraham.
New safety measures were added to the Hajj, aimed at preventing stampedes that have killed hundreds in previous years.