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Children wait as Muslims pray during a special prayer to start Eid-al-Adha celebrations at Sunda Kelapa seaport in Jakarta. Indonesian Muslims were celebrating Eid-al-Adha, the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice marking the end of the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. ( 20 December 2007)

Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎ ‘Īdu l-’Aḍḥā) “Festival of Sacrifice” or “Greater Eid” is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God, but instead was able to sacrifice a ram (by God’s command).Eid is also about spending time with family and friends, sacrifice, and thanksgiving for being able to afford food and housing. In traditional or agrarian settings, each family would sacrifice a domestic animal, such as a sheep, goat, cow, or camel, by slaughter (though some contemporary Muslims do not sacrifice an animal as part of their observance, it is still a very popular tradition, even in Muslim communities in Europe). The meat would then be divided into three equal parts to be distributed to others. The family eats one third, another third is given to other relatives, friends or neighbors, and the other third is given to the poor as a gift.(source:wiki)

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  • kyungmee
    kyungmeeover 4 years ago

    wonderful image..beautiful work!

  • Thanks so much Amey

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  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitauover 4 years ago

    Magical shot!! Instant fav for me!!

  • Nice hearing that from you my friend :), Thanks

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  • Siju Doniston
    Siju Donistonover 4 years ago

    Another great shot Roni

  • Thanks my friend

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  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaover 4 years ago

    This is absolutely wonderful!

  • Thanks so much Marjolein

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  • Nayko
    Naykoover 4 years ago

    Woooooow!

  • yeeahh, thanks Friend

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  • Peter Zentjens
    Peter Zentjensover 4 years ago

    An unbelievable capture! Very creative use of motion blur and a special way to shoot a scene like this. Instant fav & tweet

  • Hi Peter, just pix like that make you visiting me :) Thanks for your Kudos :)

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  • Paul Manning
    Paul Manningover 4 years ago

    amazing… thanks for sharing! cheers Paul

  • Thanks Paul, Your works amazing too

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  • Terri~Lynn Bealle
    Terri~Lynn Bealleover 4 years ago

    wow, this is beautiful! Excellent work!

  • So glad hearing that from you Terri, Thank so much

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  • Angie Muccillo
    Angie Muccilloover 4 years ago

    Absolutley magnificent image! I love the contrast of stillness and movement :-)

  • I’m so happy hearing that from you Angle, What a nice Prezzy. Thanks so much and hv nice weekend

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  • ronda chatelle
    ronda chatelleover 4 years ago

    I am overwhelmed by your amazing dedication roni! You have made my week by your thoughts and kindness! I LOVE this image and it means the world to me that you would think of me! THANK YOU so much my friend!!!

  • No worries Ronda. As a treat for broken promises :) Thanks

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