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Photos: UAE residents, Muslims across the world mark Eid Al Adha

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Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Shajrah: Muslims around the world celebrated Eid Al Adha on Sunday, which marks the end of the annual Haj pilgrimage and commemorates the sacrifice of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him).

Residents across the UAE also marked Eid Eid Al Adha early with prayers. The celebration is also a time for charity, social gatherings, festive meals and gift-giving.

People greet each other after Eid prayers at Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque (Blue Mosque) in Dubai. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani / Gulf News
Muslims pose for a group photo outside a mosque following Eid Al Adha prayers in Sharjah. Image Credit: Ashfaq Ahmed / Gulf News
Muslims mark Eid Al Adha, or the "Festival of the Sacrifice", with prayers at a mosque in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Image Credit: Ashfaq Ahmed / Gulf News

Eid Al-Adha is an important occasion, also known as the "Festival of the Sacrifice", marked by Muslims across the world with prayers, thanksgiving and animal sacrifice.

Muslims around the world observe this important event. The holiday is a time for loved ones to come together for pray, share a meal and celebrate life's blessings.

The occasion is also a chance to reflect on lessons of sacrifice, and values like service, compasion and being there for neighbours.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also delivered his Eid Al Adha message on social media.

US Senator Beto O'Rourke also tweeted "Eid Mubarak", greeting Muslims in America and across the world on this special day.

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