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Thursday, 16 March, 2000, 15:51 GMT
In Pictures: Feast of the Sacrifice


Muslims around the world are marking Eid al-Adha, the four-day Feast of the Sacrifice, recalling God's saving of Abraham's son, after the patriarch offered to sacrifice him.


 Mustafa Mahmoud mosque in Cairo
Crowds gather early in the morning at Mustafa Mahmoud mosque in Cairo

sheep
A sheep is prepared for slaughter in Jordan


praying
Morning prayer at the al-Yarmook Stadium in Gaza City

sarajevo graveyard
Sarajevo: Part of the festival is to remember the dead

Gaza graveyard
A Palestinian family in Gaza visits the ancestral grave

Central Moscow mosque
Thousands fill the courtyard at the central mosque in Moscow


In the Indonesian capital Jakarta, members of the most populous Muslim nation in the world mark the day

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