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LONDON (Staff Report) – Muslims in Saudi Arabia, UAE, US and many other countries in the world are celebrating Eidul Azha today.


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In the Saudi capital of Riyadh, Muslims congregated at 666 mosques to offer Eid prayers, while thousands also gathered in open spaces.

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. More than 1 million pilgrims have already arrived for the annual hajj pilgrimage, which is required of every Muslim who can afford it and is physically able to make it. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Major Eid congregations were held in the holy mosques Masjid-ul-Haram and Masjid-e-Nabvi. Special prayers were offered for the unity among the Muslim Ummah and peace in the world.

In this Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 photo, a Muslim pilgrim cries while praying at the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, during the annual Pilgrimage, known as hajj, in Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

At least 3 million pilgrims will gather on Saudi land and will offer sacrifice.

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Muslims living in Bahrain, Syria, Palestine, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, India, London, North America and other European countries are also celebrating Eid today.

Kyrgyz muslims pray on the first day of the Eid al-Adha (Kurban Bayram) in Bishkek, on October 4, 2014. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorates Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. AFP PHOTO / VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO

In Pakistan and India, Eidul Azha, will be celebrated tomorrow.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif offered the Eid prayers in Reagent’s Park in London while former president Asif Ali Zardari and his son Bilawal Bhutto offered the prayers in Dubai.