Eid Mubarak in pictures: India celebrates Eid-al-Adha

Prayers were offered, people embraced each other the customary three times, sweets were exchanged, even by generally-warring soldiers, as India spent a day offering prayer and feasting.

Eid Mubarak

Two children greet each other in Thane. India and the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha or the 'Festival of Sacrifice' on Wednesday.

Calling the faithful

People gather at Delhi's Jama Masjid to offers namaz.

Mother and child reunion

A mother helps her daughter fix her hijab at Amritsar's Jama Masjid Khairuddin.

Sunday best

Afghans get ready for Eid-al-Adha at Kolkata's Maidan.

A time for prayer

Prayers are offered at Delhi's Jama Masjid.

Wah Taj!

People pray at the Taj Mahal in Agra.

A history of violence

Violence broke out, as it does every other day, in Srinagar after Eid prayers. In photo: Protesters, dressed in white, as is the custom on Eid, pelt stones at security forces.

Guns down

Things were more peaceful elsewhere in Jammu and Kashmir with Indian and Pakistani Army personnel exchanging sweets in Poonch.

Say cheese

The even posed together. Each side was armed with their gift of sweets, their national flags, white flags, and assault rifles pointed downwards.