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2 million Muslim hajj pilgrims scale Mount Arafat

Aug 10, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Two million Muslims converge outside Mecca as officials safeguard the gathering to prevent deadly stampedes that happened in previous years

HAJJ. Muslim pilgrims pray outside the Namirah mosquee at Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy), southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca, as the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage approaches on August 10, 2019. Photo by Fethi Belaid/AFP

The week in photos: August 18-24, 2018

Aug 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

INNOCENCE. Young Rohingya refugees enjoy ride in a traditional wooden ferris wheel during Eid Al-Adha festival celebrations at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox's Bazar on August 23, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Rohingya mark Eid, one year after Myanmar crisis began

Aug 22, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Prayers are offered in makeshift mosques across southern Bangladesh to celebrate the Islamic festival of sacrifice as cows are slaughtered in muddy fields across the sprawling camps

PRAYERS. Rohingya refugees offer Eid al-Adha prayers at the Jamtoli refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox's Bazar on August 22, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Cairo bans street sheep slaughter for Eid holiday

Aug 20, 2018 - 11:35 AM

Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, is marked by Muslims sacrificing animals according to religious traditions at the end of the hajj annual pilgrimage

SACRIFICE. Sheep like these in Syria, will be slaughtered when Muslims across the world will celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice. Photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP

Israel closes people crossing with Gaza after border violence

Aug 19, 2018 - 6:09 PM

(UPDATED) The move could prevent Gazans from travelling via the crossing for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha

GUARDED. Israeli soldiers ride in the turret of a Merkava battle tank near the Kibbutz of Nahal Oz, along the border with the Gaza Strip on July 20, 2018. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh mark Eid after fleeing violence

Sep 02, 2017 - 6:51 PM

The festival comes as renewed violence in Myanmar s Rakhine state forces thousands of Rohingya to seek refuge in Bangladesh

PRAYER. Rohingya refugees offer Eid prayer at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border on September 2, 2017. Photo by AFP

Eid holiday dedicated to 'martyrs' in Iraq's Valley of Peace

Sep 02, 2017 - 6:36 PM

Many families have opted to have their fallen in the ranks of the Hashed forces buried in the Wadi al Salam Valley of Peace cemetery as an honor

IN MEMORY. An Iraqi youth mourns over the grave of a loved one at the Wadi al-Salam cemetary in the Shiite holy city of Najaf on the first day of the Eid al-Adha holiday on September 1, 2017. Photo by Haidar Hamdani/AFP

Gunmen kill 2 in attack on Pakistan opposition politician – police

Sep 02, 2017 - 3:33 PM

Officials confirm the shooting at the central Buffer Zone district after an Eid al Adha prayer gathering

The week in photos: August 26-September 1, 2017

Sep 02, 2017 - 2:31 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

INK FESTIVAL. A participant displays his tattoo to audience of the Dutdutan festival at the World Trade Center in Pasay on September 1, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte makes U-turn: Bombing mosques in Marawi will hurt Muslims

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:54 PM

President Duterte tells soldiers now the government has to be conscious of the cultural and ideological implications of bombing mosques in the fight against terrorists

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during a speech at the 11th Founding Anniversary celebration of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on September 1, 2017. Presidential Photo.

On Eid'l Adha, Filipino Muslims pray for strength amid prejudice

Sep 01, 2017 - 5:12 PM

This comes as the Marawi City crisis fuels anti Muslim sentiments in predominantly Christian Philippines

MUSLIM FEAST. Muslims in Manila celebrate the Eid'l Adha at Rizal Park on September 1, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler    MUSLIM FEAST. Muslims in Manila celebrate the Eid'l Adha at Rizal Park on September 1, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Eid day attack injures 4 in Pakistan – officials

Sep 13, 2016 - 9:26 PM

Officials say two suicide bombers tried to enter the Khanpur Imambargah but were intercepted by police

Clashes rock Jerusalem mosque compound as holy week ahead

Sep 28, 2015 - 12:45 AM

The Sukkot holiday is expected to lead to an increase in Jewish visitors to the Al Aqsa compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount

PREPARATION. An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man in a decorations store for the celebrations of Sukkot, the Feast of the Tabernacles, in Jerusalem on September 25, 2015. Photo by Abir Sultan/EPA

Tight security in Jerusalem for Jewish, Muslim holidays

Sep 21, 2015 - 10:07 PM

Authorities also say 66 people had been arrested in Jerusalem over the past week including some detained in connection with the unrest at Al Aqsa which saw Israeli police clash with rioters

Iranian protestors hold an anti-Israeli banners during a demonstration in defense of the Al-Aqsa mosque, Islam’s third holiest site, located in Jerusalem's old city on September 18, 2015 after the weekly Friday prayers at Palestine square in Tehran. Photo by AFP

Palestinians clash with Israeli forces on 'day of rage'

Sep 19, 2015 - 10:27 AM

At Kafr Kaddum near Nablus Israeli fire wounded 3 Palestinians in their arms and legs says the Palestinian Red Crescent

The wRap Indonesia: Oct. 6, 2014

Oct 06, 2014 - 11:03 AM

The battle for the People’s Consultative Assembly MPR a rampaging sacrificial bull a fatal accident involving a celebrity lawyer and his lamborghini and more

DAY OF SACRIFICE. Men prepare to slaughter a cow on the day of sacrifice or Eid al-Adha in Jakarta on Sunday, October 5, 2014. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Arson attack suspected on South Africa's first gay-friendly mosque

Oct 04, 2014 - 11:14 PM

There are no injuries and no arrests have yet been made

FIRE. A worker carries a burnt door into the Open Mosque – a mosque which welcomes people, regardless of faith or sexual orientation – after a security gate was broken off and an attempt was made to burn the building down, during the night, on October 4, 2014, in Cape Town. File photo by Rodger Bosch/AFP

In Photos: Eid al-Adha

Oct 04, 2014 - 2:52 PM

Muslims around the world mark Eid al Adha to commemorate the sacrifice made by the Prophet Ibrahim when God asked him to give up his own son

Indonesians snap up 'luxury' cows for Muslim Eid festival

Oct 03, 2014 - 1:31 PM

Showrooms stop selling second hand cars for about a month before Eid al Adha every year to make way for the Lexus and Mercedes of the cattle world

PRIME LIVESTOCK. A sales promotion girl waits for customer as she sell cows for the upcoming Eid al-Adha festival at a cow barn in Depok, Indonesia, on September 23, 2014. Millions of Muslims around the world prepare to celebrate Eid al-Adha, which falls on October 5, 2014 in Indonesia, by slaughtering goats, sheep and cattle in commemoration of the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. Photo by Adi Weda/EPA

Israel boosts security for rare clash of holy days

Oct 02, 2014 - 10:30 PM

The Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur begins Friday evening followed on Saturday by Muslim Eid al Adha amid a backdrop of tension over the seven week Gaza war

Israel fears unrest as Jewish, Muslim holy days coincide

Sep 30, 2014 - 9:10 AM

In a rare concurrence of the calendars of the two religions this year the main Islamic feast of Eid al Adha falls on the same day as the solemn Jewish fast of Yom Kippur

Thousands of Jews perform the Selichot prayer at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, backdropped by the Dome of the Rock mosque in the old city of Jerusalem late on September 23, 2014, in the lead up to Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Muslim pilgrims ritually stone devil as hajj nears end

Oct 16, 2013 - 7:35 AM

UPDATED The numbers were sharply lower this year because of reduced quotas and fears over the deadly MERS coronavirus

STONING THE DEVIL. Muslim pilgrims throw pebbles at pillars during the "Jamarat" ritual, the stoning of Satan, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, on October 15, 2013. AFP/Fayez Nureldine

Bomb targeting Eid worshippers kills 12 in Iraq

Oct 15, 2013 - 11:13 PM

The dead include 3 children while 26 more are injured

FATALITIES. Iraqis inspect the body of a worshiper who was killed in a bomb attack after the Eid al-Adha prayers in Kirkuk city, northern Iraq. Photo from EPA/Khalil Al-A'nei

IN PHOTOS: Eid al-Adha celebration in Luneta

Oct 15, 2013 - 7:38 PM

Muslims in Manila converge at the Quirino grandstand in Luneta

Hajj pilgrims set for Eid al-Adha feast

Oct 15, 2013 - 7:31 AM

Attendance is sharply down from last year due to fears of the MERS virus which has killed 60 people worldwide

SEA OF PILGRIMS. Muslim pilgrims pray at the top of the Mount of Mercy (also called Mount Arafat), on the second day of the Muslim's Hajj 2013 pilgrimage, in Mina near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 14 October 2013. EPA/Ali Hassan

Hajj pilgrims perform devil-stoning ritual as Eid starts

Oct 26, 2012 - 10:46 PM

On the first day of the Eid al Adha holiday pilgrims stone pillars representing Satan in the Saudi holy city of Mina