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A Palestinian butcher slaughters a sheep on the first day of Muslim Eid-al-Adha, or Festival of the Sacrifice,in the West Bank city of Hebron on November 27, 2009. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha to mark the end of the haj by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. Photo by Najeh Hashlamoun