Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha festival

Updated 0827 GMT (1627 HKT) September 2, 2017

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(CNN)Across the Muslim world, many are celebrating the festival of Eid al-Adha -- considered one of Islam's revered observances.

Also known as the Feast of Sacrifice or "big Eid", the four-day holiday is one of two Eid festivals observed by the Muslim faithful. The second, Eid al-Fitr, comes at the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting.
An aerial view of Russia's Muslim community praying in a street outside the Central Mosque during Eid al-Adha.