In pictures: Muslims prepare for Eidul Azha

Published: August 18, 2018
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Cattle traders gather at the Ashun market in Egypt's Menoufia Governorate on August 15, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

Cattle traders gather at the Ashun market in Egypt's Menoufia Governorate on August 15, 2018. PHOTO:AFP

The caretaker government announced a three-day holiday from  August 21 to 23 (Tuesday to Thursday) on account of Eidul Azha. As the holiday approaches, The Express Tribune looks at the Muslim world preparing for the day of animal sacrifice in pictures.

Tents set up for a livestock market in Ankara, Turkey on August 17, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFPTents set up for a livestock market in Ankara, Turkey on August 17, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

A shepherd guides a sacrificial cow at a livestock market in Ankara, Turkey on August 17, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

A shepherd guides a sacrificial cow at a livestock market in Ankara, Turkey on August 17, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

Cows wait to be fed at a livestock market in Ankara, Turkey on August 17, 2018 ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

Cows wait to be fed at a livestock market in Ankara, Turkey on August 17, 2018 ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

A young boy gestures at the Ashmun market in Egypt's Menoufia governate on August 15, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

A young boy gestures at the Ashmun market in Egypt’s Menoufia governate on August 15, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

Berqash camel market Northeast of Cairo, August 17, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

Berqash camel market northeast of Cairo, August 17, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

A trader weighs a sheep in Cairo, Egypt on August 16, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

A trader weighs a sheep in Cairo, Egypt on August 16, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

A man checks a sheep at local livestock market in the West bank city of Hebron, Palestine on August 17, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

A man checks a sheep at a local livestock market in the West Bank city of Hebron, Palestine on August 17, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

Vendors chat in a local livestock market in the West bank city of Hebron, Palestine on August 17, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

Vendors chat in a local livestock market in the West Bank city of Hebron, Palestine on August 17, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

boys run after a sheep at a local livestock market in the West bank city of Hebron, Palestine on August 17, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

boys run after a sheep at a local livestock market in the West Bank city of Hebron, Palestine on August 17, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

A vendor sells Arabian Jasmine garlands for decoration in the Northern district of Abs in Yemen's Hajjah province on August 16, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

A vendor sells Arabian Jasmine garlands for decoration in the northern district of Abs in Yemen’s Hajjah province on August 16, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

Vendors make garlands for decoration in the Northern district of Abs in Yemen's Hajjah province on August 16, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

Vendors make garlands for decoration in the Northern district of Abs in Yemen’s Hajjah province on August 16, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

Livestock vendors in Srinagar, Indian-held Kashmir on August 17, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

Livestock vendors in Srinagar, Indian-occupied Kashmir on August 17, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

Livestock vendor sells goats in Srinagar, Indian-held Kashmir on August 17, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

Livestock vendor sells goats in Srinagar, Indian-held Kashmir on August 17, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

Livestock vendor sells sheep in Srinagar, Indian-held Kashmir on August 17, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

Livestock vendor sells sheep in Srinagar, Indian-held Kashmir on August 17, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

A camel vendor decorates the legs of his camel at a animal market ahead of Eid al Adhal festival in Karachi on August 15, 2018.jpg

A camel vendor decorates the legs of his camel at a animal market ahead of Eid al Adhal festival in Karachi on August 15, 2018.jpg

A camel vendor decorates the legs of his camel at an animal market in Karachi on August 15, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

A camel vendor decorates the legs of his camel at an animal market in Karachi on August 15, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

Camels at an animal market in Karachi on August 15, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

Camels at an animal market in Karachi on August 15, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha. PHOTO:AFP

Men transport a bull on the back of a pickup truck in Karachi on August 15, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha, PHOTO:AFP

Men transport a bull on the back of a pickup truck in Karachi on August 15, 2018, ahead of Eidul Azha, PHOTO:AFP

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • KT
    Aug 18, 2018 - 3:56PM

    Animal cost has increased because these animals are getting double Price sometimes Triple price across the border.
    The huge profit earning business has formed friendship between guards which has made way to these animals.Recommend

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