Prayers and greetings all around as Pakistan celebrates Eidul Azha

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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.

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

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

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Women hug each other after Eid prayers.

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

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A family takes a selfie after Eid prayers.

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

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People offer Eid prayers.

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Men take control of a cow before it is slaughtered.

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People offer Eid prayers outside a mosque in Rawalpindi.

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