Photos: Eid al- Adha celebrations begin across the world

Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Adha holiday on Friday as some 2 million Muslim pilgrims carry out the final rites of the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia. In India Eid will be celebrated on Saturday, 2nd September.

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People attend prayers on Eid al- Adha at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha holiday on Friday as some 2 million Muslim pilgrims carry out the final rites of the annual Hajj in Saudi Arabia.The final days of Hajj coincide with the Eid al-Adha holiday or ‘Feast of Sacrifice,’ to commemorate Abraham’s test of faith. For the holiday, devotees sacrifice livestock and distribute the meat to the poor. (REUTERS)

People attend prayers on Eid al- Adha at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha holiday on Friday as some 2 million Muslim pilgrims carry out the final rites of the annual Hajj in Saudi Arabia.The final days of Hajj coincide with the Eid al-Adha holiday or ‘Feast of Sacrifice,’ to commemorate Abraham’s test of faith. For the holiday, devotees sacrifice livestock and distribute the meat to the poor. (REUTERS)

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People watch fireworks in Dubai on the eve of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. (Giuseppe cACACE / AFP)

People watch fireworks in Dubai on the eve of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. (Giuseppe cACACE / AFP)

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A man dressed in a clown outfit distributes balloons to children by the Dome of the Rock inside al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem's old city on the first day of Eid al-Adha. (Ahmad Gharabli / AFP)

A man dressed in a clown outfit distributes balloons to children by the Dome of the Rock inside al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem's old city on the first day of Eid al-Adha. (Ahmad Gharabli / AFP)

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Countries in the subcontinent including India will celebrate Eid on 2nd September, while celebrations have already commenced in the Middle East and other parts of the world. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Countries in the subcontinent including India will celebrate Eid on 2nd September, while celebrations have already commenced in the Middle East and other parts of the world. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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A Palestinian girl carries balloons while celebrating at the main square in Gaza City after performing the morning prayer for Eid al-Adha (Mohammed Abed / AFP)

A Palestinian girl carries balloons while celebrating at the main square in Gaza City after performing the morning prayer for Eid al-Adha (Mohammed Abed / AFP)

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Men make traditional Jalebi sweets at a small traditional factory ahead of the Eid al-Adha, in Kabul, Afghanistan. In his celebration address, President Ashraf Ghani called on the Taliban who have been fighting to drive out international forces backing the government and restore strict Islamic rule to Afghanistan to accept peace. (Mohammad Ismail / REUTERS)

Men make traditional Jalebi sweets at a small traditional factory ahead of the Eid al-Adha, in Kabul, Afghanistan. In his celebration address, President Ashraf Ghani called on the Taliban who have been fighting to drive out international forces backing the government and restore strict Islamic rule to Afghanistan to accept peace. (Mohammad Ismail / REUTERS)

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A trader applies colour on his goats for identification at a livestock market, ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Mumbai, India. (Shailesh Andrade / REUTERS)

A trader applies colour on his goats for identification at a livestock market, ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Mumbai, India. (Shailesh Andrade / REUTERS)

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Palestinian children ride in a car with a ram sitting in the back seat, in the West Bank city of Hebron prior to commemoration on the first day of Eid al-Adha. (Hazem Bader / AFP)

Palestinian children ride in a car with a ram sitting in the back seat, in the West Bank city of Hebron prior to commemoration on the first day of Eid al-Adha. (Hazem Bader / AFP)

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People buy sweets from a stall at al-Bazourieh popular market in the old part of the capital Damascus, in preparation for celebrations for Eid al-Adha. Syrian President Bashar Assad traveled Friday to a town recently captured from Islamic State group militants to attend Eid al-Adha prayers. (Louai Beshara / AFP)

People buy sweets from a stall at al-Bazourieh popular market in the old part of the capital Damascus, in preparation for celebrations for Eid al-Adha. Syrian President Bashar Assad traveled Friday to a town recently captured from Islamic State group militants to attend Eid al-Adha prayers. (Louai Beshara / AFP)

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Girls take a selfie during a morning prayer marking Eid al-Adha holiday at Sunda Kelapa Port in Jakarta, Indonesia (Dita Alangkara / AP)

Girls take a selfie during a morning prayer marking Eid al-Adha holiday at Sunda Kelapa Port in Jakarta, Indonesia (Dita Alangkara / AP)

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