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COVID-secure mosques, packed ferry ports and bustling cattle markets – stunning pics show Eid preparations around world.
Although the coronavirus remains present around much of the world, Muslims were still gearing up to celebrate Eid in style.
Pictures from across the globe show a mixture of different celebrations and preparations for the this evening, when Eid-ul-Adha officially starts.
Incredible birds-eye snaps from photographer Abdul Momin show a bustling marketplace in Bogra, Bangladesh as the gears up for Eid.
The photos show a packed cattle market which attracts 15,000 people annually, where it appears the cattle outnumber the buyers.
Mr Momin, 29, from Bogra, said: “It’s a temporary market, only arranged once a year for the [Islamic holiday] Eid-ul-adha.
A packed ferry in the capital, Dhaka, shows people coming together to enjoy their sacred holiday.
In Istanbul, Turkey, unusual pictures show officials in full protective clothing disinfecting a Mosque ahead of Eid.
The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque was hosed down with the threat of coronavirus still a major global concern.
The cleaning process followed a big congregation at the Mosque sharing noon-prayers ahead of the holy day.
Other pictures include Iranian worshippers pray while observing social distancing measures on Arafat day at the mosque of Tehran University and the rearing of sacrificial sheep in in Mogadishu, Somalia.
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