IN PICTURES: Eid-al-Adha celebrations around the world

Eid al-Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice is celebrated to honour Ibrahim's (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God's command

From Russia with love

An aerial shot taken with a drone shows Russian devotees praying on a street outside the Central Mosque during Eid celebrations in Moscow (AFP)

A time for prayer

Rohingya refugees offer Eid prayers at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border (AFP)

A Friday protest

Kashmiri youths gesture during clashes between protesters and Indian security forces in Srinagar on September 2, 2017. Clashes broke out after Eid prayers, with police and paramilitary forces firing tear gas shells and pellet guns at hundreds of protesters throwing rocks at them near the main Eidgah prayer ground (AFP)

We will not forget

A Yemeni child sits next to the grave of a loved one in a cemetery in the capital Sanaa on September 1, 2017, on the morning of the first day of Eid al-Adha (AFP)

New Delhi, New Delhi

Indian devotees offer prayers at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi (AFP)

Toy soldiers

Syrian refugee children pose for a photo as they play on a street in the Palestinian Shatila refugee camp, on the southern outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut (AFP)

Children of men

Children sit next to their father at a mosque during Eid celebrations in the district of Hotoro, in Kano, northern Nigeria (AFP)

Eye in the sky

People watch fireworks in Dubai on August 31, 2017 on the eve of Eid al-Adha (AFP)

An officer and a gentleman

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) commandant Sudeep (C) presents sweets to Pakistani Wing Commander Bilal (L) at the India-Pakistan Wagah border post on September 2, 2017 (AFP)

Paris central

Worshippers perform Friday prayers at the Grand Mosque of Paris (AFP)

Mother and child reunion

Palestinian girls and women sit at the main square in Gaza City (AFP)

The circle of life

An Indian boy feeds a goat in Hyderabad (AFP)

Boys to men

Indian devotees offer prayers during Eid al-Adha at Jama Masjid in New Delhi (AFP)

Bon appetit

An Indian vendor stacks vermicelli (AFP)