Eid al Adha and the Haj 2009 photos

Following photos are some of my favorites, among numerous Eid al Adha photos, posted on Big Picture Photoblog (Boston Globe). Those who wish to view all these wonderful photo should visit its original source, the Big Picture Photoblog( Boston Globe).

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba inside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca after morning prayers, before the start of this year’s hajj pilgrimage November 24, 2009. (REUTERS/Caren Firouz)

The Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina on November 12, 2009. Islam’s Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina’s landmark mosque, which is Islam’s second holiest shrine after Mecca. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

The illuminated Grand Mosque is seen from the top of Noor Mountain where the Hiraa cave is located, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Muslim pilgrims pray outside Namira mosque in Arafat near Mecca ,Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009. (AP Photo/ Saudi Press Agency)

Muslim pilgrims pray inside the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

A Muslim pilgrim prays near where the Hiraa cave is located, at the top of Noor Mountain on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. According to tradition, Islam’s Prophet Mohammed received his first message to preach Islam while he was praying in the cave. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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