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Eidul Azha: Celebrations, sacrifice and entertainment

Eidul Azha festivities continue around the world as children make their way to amusement parks.
Updated Sep 03, 2017 01:07pm

Muslims around the world continue to celebrate Eidul Azha, while some partake in sacrificing animals others head to amusement parks to entertain themselves.

Each year, Eidul Azha is celebrated on the 10th day of the lunar month Zilhaj around the world. The celebrations commemorate Prophet Ibrahim's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.

Palestinian children ride an attraction at an amusement park in Gaza City during Eidul Azha holiday. —AFP
Palestinian children ride an attraction at an amusement park in Gaza City during Eidul Azha holiday. —AFP

On the third day of the Eidul Azha sheep at a livestock market in the Iraq's Najaf still await to be sold. — AFP
On the third day of the Eidul Azha sheep at a livestock market in the Iraq's Najaf still await to be sold. — AFP

Iraqis enjoy the Eidul Azha holiday in a park in Basra, 547 kilometres southeast of Baghdad. —AP
Iraqis enjoy the Eidul Azha holiday in a park in Basra, 547 kilometres southeast of Baghdad. —AP

Pakistani butchers prepare to slaughter an animal on the first day of Eidul Azha. —AP
Pakistani butchers prepare to slaughter an animal on the first day of Eidul Azha. —AP

Young and old Sri Lankans look on as animals are slaughtered at the Galle Face esplanade in Colombo — AFP
Young and old Sri Lankans look on as animals are slaughtered at the Galle Face esplanade in Colombo — AFP

Palestinian children visit a park in Gaza during Eidul Azha. —AFP
Palestinian children visit a park in Gaza during Eidul Azha. —AFP

A young man hugs a sheep as they both await buyers on the final day of Eid celebrations in Iraq. — AFP
A young man hugs a sheep as they both await buyers on the final day of Eid celebrations in Iraq. — AFP

A Bangladeshi man distributes meat from a sacrificed animal to Rohingya refugees in no man's land near Nykkhongchhari, Bangladesh, during Eidul Azha. —AFP
A Bangladeshi man distributes meat from a sacrificed animal to Rohingya refugees in no man's land near Nykkhongchhari, Bangladesh, during Eidul Azha. —AFP