Marking the end of the Haj pilgrimage to Mecca, Id-ul-Azha is celebrated throughout the world by Muslims to honour and commemorate Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of allegiance to God.
Known as a festival of sacrifice, the day is considered one of the holiest in the Islamic Calendar.
Chechen Muslims pray in a mosque on the first day of Id-ul-Azha in Grozny, Russia.
Palestinians pray on the first day of Id-ul-Azha on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City.
Muslims attend Id-ul-Azha prayers at a ground in Quetta, Pakistan.
Palestinian Muslims perform Id-ul-Azha morning prayer at Al-Saraya Square in Gaza City, Gaza.
Two year old Raheem Zanuwa of Observatory Hill, holds the hand of his sister Nima during prayer at Settlers Cabin Park, Pittsburgh.
Second from left, Syrian President Bashar Assad prays on the first day of the Id-ul-Azha , at Khalid Ibn al-Walid Mosque, in Homs province, Syria.
Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) officers pray at the Eid Gah mosque on the first day of Id-ul-Azha in Kabul, Afghanistan. During Eid prayer three rockets landed near the Presidential Palace, where President Ashraf Ghani and other politicians attended a special prayer.
Devotees offer Id-ul-Azha prayers outside a mosque in Srinagar.
Children greeting each other after Id-ul-Azha prayer at the historic Jama Masjid , in New Delhi. Owing to the raging pandemic, the usually crowded mosque remained empty as many chose to pray from home.
A girl celebrates the festival of Id-ul-Azha in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya.