Hajj and Eid al-Adha 2008

This year, nearly 3 million Muslims made the Hajj, without major incident, and are now returning to their homes across the world. Muslims who stayed closer to home celebrated Eid al-Adha, commemorating the the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son to God. Traditional practices include ritual prayers, the sacrifice of animals (usually sheep), distribution of the meat amongst family, friends and the poor, and visiting with relatives.


Photos curtoursey of "The Big Picture"

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/12/the_hajj_and_eid_aladha.html

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