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Prayers and greetings all around as Pakistan celebrates Eidul Azha

Celebrations start with prayers and end with feasts.
Updated Aug 22, 2018 03:18pm

Pakistan kicked off Eidul Azha celebrations with special prayers on Wednesday morning. Soon after greetings were exchanged, men went out in search of butchers to help them carry out their sacrifice.

Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eidul Azha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Haj pilgrimage to Makkah, and commemorates Prophet Ibrahim's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.

A woman offers Eidul Azha prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore. — AFP
A woman offers Eidul Azha prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore. — AFP

A policeman stands guard as people offer Eid prayers in Karachi. — AFP
A policeman stands guard as people offer Eid prayers in Karachi. — AFP

Women hug each other after Eid prayers. — AFP
Women hug each other after Eid prayers. — AFP

A policeman stands guard during Eid prayers at the Badshahi Mosque. — AFP
A policeman stands guard during Eid prayers at the Badshahi Mosque. — AFP

A family takes a selfie after Eid prayers. — AFP
A family takes a selfie after Eid prayers. — AFP

A man sprays perfume during Eid prayers outside a mosque in Rawalpindi. — AFP
A man sprays perfume during Eid prayers outside a mosque in Rawalpindi. — AFP

People offer Eid prayers. — AFP
People offer Eid prayers. — AFP

Men take control of a cow before it is slaughtered. — AFP
Men take control of a cow before it is slaughtered. — AFP

People offer Eid prayers outside a mosque in Rawalpindi. — AFP
People offer Eid prayers outside a mosque in Rawalpindi. — AFP