Turkey: People pray outside Hagia Sophia for Eid al-Adha | AFP

People pray outside Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia on the holy muslim day of Eid al-Adha – the first time it has taken place since the iconic building was reconverted to a mosque earlier this month. +COMPLETES VIDI1W221L_EN+

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People gather outside Hagia Sophia for Eid al-Adha | AFP

People gather outside Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia on the holy muslim day of Eid al-Adha – the first time it has taken place since the iconic building was reconverted to a mosque earlier this month.

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At the cow wash: Pakistanis scrub Eid animals at car cleaners | AFP

In the run-up to the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, car wash owner Sheikh Sagheer switches cars for cows sees as locals bring him their sacrificial cows, bullocks, sheep and goats for a thorough scrub down.

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Coronavirus: Afghan farmers say low sales ahead of Eid al-Adha | AFP

Gathered at a livestock market ahead of the Eid al-Adha holiday starting Friday, Afghan farmers say sales are much lower than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Virus fears force animal sellers online for Muslim festival | AFP

Major markets selling animals for slaughter during Eid al-Adha in Pakistan have been heavily restricted due to the coronavirus, and entrepreneurs are now picking up the slack by promoting goats for sale via new online apps.

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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.

Goat vendors get ready for the annual festival of Eid al-Adha

An Indian vendor sits alongside his goats for sale at a livestock market ahead of the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival, in the old quarters of New Delhi. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival 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.

Rivers of blood: Streets in Bangladesh turn red after Eid sacrifices (GRAPHIC)

The streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh have turned into ‘rivers of blood’ after floodwaters absorbed the bloody effluent from animal sacrifices marking the Islamic celebration of Eid al-Adha.

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India Bans Rape Documentary: VICE News Capsule, March 5

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Mexico nabs Zetas drug cartel leader, floods devastate Madagascar’s capital, India bans rape documentary, and New York City public schools will observe two major Muslim holidays.

MEXICO
Zetas Leader Captured in Monterrey Suburb
Security forces arrested Alejandro Trevino Morales, known as ‘Omar’ or ‘Z-42’, on Wednesday.

MADAGASCAR
Heavy Floods Wreak Havoc on Antananarivo
At least 20 people have been killed, and there are concerns more damage and death in the city is imminent.

INDIA
Documentary on 2012 Delhi Gang Rape Banned
One of the convicts interviewed for the film blamed the victim for the crime, and the government is worried his comments will spark public anger.

U.S.A.
New York City Schools to Observe Two Major Muslim Holidays
Beginning this fall, public school students will be given days off on Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha, the two most celebrated holidays in Islam.

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