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Muslims prepare for Eid festival

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Pakistanis walk in a livestock market set up in a field, for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, during the sunset on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan on Oct. 24, 2012.

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A Pakistani man is reflected in a mirror while trying on a traditional hat, as he and others buy new clothes for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Peshawar, Pakistan on Oct. 24, 2012.

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Palestinians gather at a sheep market in Bethlehem on Oct. 24, 2012, ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

Eid al-Adha, the "Feast of Sacrifice", marks the end of the annual hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca and celebrates Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to God. -- Agence France Presse

See previous PhotoBlog posts on Eid and the hajj.

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