The Hajj and Eid al-Adha
1. Muslim pilgrims pray in a circle around the Kaaba inside the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia,for the annual Hajj. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
2.Muslim pilgrims perform the “Tawaf” ritual around the Kaaba at Mecca’s Grand Mosque before leaving the holy Saudi city at the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
3. A Muslim pilgrim prays as visits the Hiraa cave at the top of Noor Mountain on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (Hassan Ammar/AP)4. Thai Muslim pilgrims offer prayers before they depart for the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca at the Hat Yai International airport in southern Thailand. (Muhammad Sabri/AFP/Getty Images)5.Hajj pilgrims cry as they prepare to depart for Mecca from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
6.A man carries a sacrificial goat on sale at a market, ahead of the Eid al-Adha feast, in Sanaa, Yemen.(Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters)
7. Imran 11, makes traditional sweets at a market ahead of the upcoming Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)8. Girls attend prayers marking the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Abuja, Nigeria.(Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters)9. Boys lead rams out of the Atlantic Ocean after washing them at first light in preparation for sacrifice, on Eid al-Adha, in Dakar, Senegal. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)10.