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Muslim pilgrims pray atop Mount Thor in the holy city of Mecca ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, on October 11, 2013. Mount Thor marks the start of the journey of the Prophet Mohammad and his companion Abu Bakr Al-Sadeeq from Mecca to Medina. It houses Thor cave where Prophet Mohammed is believed to have hid from the people of Quraish before his Hijra (migration) to Medina.
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People ride an overflowing train at a railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on October 15, 2013. Eid Al-Adha, known as the 'Feast of the Sacrifice', is one of the most significant festivals on the Muslim calendar. On this day, Muslims in countries around the world start the day with prayer and spend time with family, offer gifts and often give to charity. It is customary for Muslims family to honor Allah by sacrificing a sheep or goat and sharing the meat amongst family members.
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Russian police officers stand guard as Muslims pray outside the main Moscow mosque, on October 15, 2013. According to the press service of Moscow's main police department, about four thousand police officers, Interior troops and others will be ensuring security during the Eid al-Adha celebration events.
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A member of an Islamic sect An-Nadzir shouts, "God is great" during an Eid al-Adha mass prayer at Mawang Lake in Indonesia's South Sulawesi Province, on October 14, 2013. Members of the small sect called An-Nadzir color their hair, live a basic life of farming and fishing, condemn militancy of any kind, and believe in salvation without discrimination and living in peace with others.
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Muslims pray in an open air basketball field in the city of Corinth, near Athens, Greece, on October 15, 2013. Mosques have been a thorny issue for a long time in Greece, where the population is predominantly Greek Orthodox. Athens is one of the few European capitals without an official mosque.
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Muslims pray during Eid el-Kebir at a mosque in Koumassi, in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, on October 15, 2013. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid el-Kebir, also known as Eid al-Adha, by slaughtering sheep, goats, camels and cows to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son on God's command.
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