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Eid al-Adha 2019: Spectacular photos of people celebrating Bakrid in India

Muslims around the world commemorate the end of hajj with Eid celebrations, including distributing meat to the poor. This year, Eid ul-Adha began in India on August 11 and continued until the evening of August 12.

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Eid al-Adha, also called the festival of sacrifice, is being celebrated on Monday. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)

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PM Modi wished the nation on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. Greeting people on Bakrid, PM Modi hoped that the festival will further the spirit of peace and happiness in the society. In pic: Namaz of Eid-Al Adha at Vadodara's Eidgah Maidan. (Express photo By Bhupendra Rana)

Meanwhile, Eid prayers were offered peacefully across local mosques in Jammu and Kashmir despite restrictions in several locations, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Monday. (Repreesentational/Express photo: Bhupendra Rana)

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Namaz outside Bagh wali Masjid in Ludhiana.(Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)

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Also known as Bakrid, the festival commemorates the readiness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son in order to prove his obedience to Allah. In pic: Girls show their mehandi on Eid ul-Adha outside the "Baghwali Masjid" in Ludhiana. (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)

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This year, Eid ul-Adha commenced in India on August 11 and continued until the evening of August 12. (Express photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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The festival is celebrated by the Muslim community around the world, where men, women and children step out in all their finery. In pic: Former vice president Hamid Ansari wishes people on Eid al-Adha after prayers in Delhi. (Express photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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The story of Eid al-Adha is that Prophet Abraham had a dream in which he was sacrificing his 10-year-old son, Ishmael. Abraham, a great believer in God, took his dream literally and wanted to sacrifice his son. But, according to legend, God sent his angels and asked him to sacrifice an animal instead of his son. In pic: Eid al-Adha at Belgachia bridge in North Kolkata on Monday. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

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People offer Namaaz on Eid al-Adha after prayers in Geeta colony on Monday. (Express photo: Amit Mehra)