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Millions of Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha across Indonesia

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Jakarta/Banda Aceh, Jul 31 (EFE/EPA).- Millions of Muslims across Indonesia on Friday gathered for early morning prayer sessions to mark Eid al-Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice, one of the holiest holidays in the Islamic calendar. After the prayer, meat from an animal that was sacrificed was distributed to local residents.The festival commemorates Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismael as a sign of submission to Allah, and coincides with the Hajj, the yearly Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest place in Islam.Along with prayers, devotees also participate in sacrificial rites of animals during Eid al-Adha, which is also known as the Festival of Sacrifice.Indonesia is home to the world's largest Muslim population, with over 87 percent of its more than 260.5 million residents adhering to Islam. (Camera: MAST IRHAM/ADI WEDA/HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK).SHOT LIST: EID AL-ADHA CELEBRATIONS IN JAKARTA AND BANDA ACEH, INDONESIA.

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