Yemeni children enjoy carnival rides in celebration of Eid al-Adha | AFP

Yemeni children enjoy carnival rides in a public park as people celebrate the Eid Al-Adha in Sanaa. Known as the “big” festival, Eid Al-Adha is celebrated each year by Muslims sacrificing various animals according to religious traditions, including cows, camels, goats and sheep. The festival marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorates Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.

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Battle after attack near Kabul presidency

Militants were seen being fired upon after launching a rocket attack in the direction of Kabul’s presidential palace on Tuesday, in aerial footage released by the government press office on Wednesday.
The attack was carried out as President Ashraf Ghani delivered a speech to mark the beginning of the Eid al-Adha holiday.

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Hajj pilgrims take part in symbolic ‘stoning of the devil’

Pilgrims make their way to the Jamarat to take part in the symbolic ‘stoning of the devil,’ the last major ritual of the hajj pilgrimage that heralds the start of the Eid al-Adha feast. Muslims on the annual hajj pilgrimage, one of the five pillars of Islam, made their way across the Mina valley of the western Saudi Arabian Mecca province, many carrying pebbles in plastic bottles.

Bangladesh: Eid holidaymakers start leaving Dhaka en masse

Hundreds of people scramble to reach overcrowded trains at a station in Dhaka as Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorates Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.