Eid al-Adha, or the 'Feast of Sacrifice', is a Muslim festival celebrated across the globe, marking the willingness of Abraham to offer up his son to Allah. While many Muslims mark the occasion by visiting Mecca in a pilgrimage known as 'Haaj', those unable to make the trip mark the feast in their homelands. Here are some photos showing the many ways Muslims mark the occasion around the world.
The date of Eid al-Adha alters depending on the Islamic lunar calendar. In the UK in 2015, it began in the evening of 22 September and concluded in the evening of 23 September.
Muslims traditionally mark the end of Eid al-Adha with the salutation 'Eid Mubarak', which translates as 'blessed Eid'. Visiting the mosque in one's finery is also a common tradition.
Food and family both play major roles, and large meals are usually eaten with one's relatives during Eid al-Adha.