In Pictures: Eid celebrated around the world

Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid.

Eid al-Adha – the festival of sacrifice – follows the completion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>Pilgrims walk around the Kabba at the Grand Mosque, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia (Saudi Ministry of Media via AP)</figcaption>
Pilgrims walk around the Kabba at the Grand Mosque, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia (Saudi Ministry of Media via AP)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>The 2020 Hajj has been socially distanced, in stark contrast to previous years (Saudi Ministry of Media via AP)</figcaption>
The 2020 Hajj has been socially distanced, in stark contrast to previous years (Saudi Ministry of Media via AP)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>The coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over every aspect of this year’s pilgrimage (Saudi Ministry of Media via AP)</figcaption>
The coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over every aspect of this year’s pilgrimage (Saudi Ministry of Media via AP)

It is the second major celebration of the Islamic calendar after Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the month of fasting called Ramadan.

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>Socially distancing worshippers wearing masks offer Eid al-Adha prayer at a mosque in Sarajevo, Bosnia (AP/Kemal Softic)</figcaption>
Socially distancing worshippers wearing masks offer Eid al-Adha prayer at a mosque in Sarajevo, Bosnia (AP/Kemal Softic)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>People pray in the Arab Jewish city of Jaffa, near Tel Aviv in Israel (AP/Oded Balilty)</figcaption>
People pray in the Arab Jewish city of Jaffa, near Tel Aviv in Israel (AP/Oded Balilty)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>Social distancing is observed at the Mohammad al-Amin Mosque in Beirut, Lebanon (AP/Hassan Ammar)</figcaption>
Social distancing is observed at the Mohammad al-Amin Mosque in Beirut, Lebanon (AP/Hassan Ammar)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>Afghans pray at a mosque in a refugee camp on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan (AP/Muhammad Sajjad)</figcaption>
Afghans pray at a mosque in a refugee camp on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan (AP/Muhammad Sajjad)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>Muslims gather inside the Hagia Sophia, recently converted back to a mosque, in Istanbul (Pool via AP)</figcaption>
Muslims gather inside the Hagia Sophia, recently converted back to a mosque, in Istanbul (Pool via AP)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>Muslim men offer prayers in Nairobi, Kenya (AP/Sayyid Abdul Azim)</figcaption>
Muslim men offer prayers in Nairobi, Kenya (AP/Sayyid Abdul Azim)

Curtailed celebrations are taking place in the UK and Ireland.

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>Worshippers observe social distancing as they arrive at the Bradford Grand Mosque (Danny Lawson/PA)</figcaption>
Worshippers observe social distancing as they arrive at the Bradford Grand Mosque (Danny Lawson/PA)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>Mosques across Ireland are marking the occasion of Eid Al Adha (Damien Eagers/PA)</figcaption>
Mosques across Ireland are marking the occasion of Eid Al Adha (Damien Eagers/PA)

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