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In this image captured using a zoom lens, Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar as part of the hajj pilgrimage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

A ram makes a break for it as residents wash their sacrificial sheep in the Atlantic Ocean in preparation for the Eid al-Adha feast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press

A man places a goat into the trunk of a cab at a marketplace on the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bikas Das / Associated Press

Relatives carry a wounded victim of a suicide bomb attack.


Soldiers stand guard outside a mosque as worshippers arrive for Eid al-Adha prayers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jalil Rezayee / EPA

Pilgrims placed crosses with the names of friends and family next to a chapel to commemorate them.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / AFP / Getty Images

Filipino Catholics welcome the statue of St. Pedro Calungsod at Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Noel Celis / AFP / Getty Images

A satellite image shows Hurricane Sandy.


An Armenian soldier of the self-proclaimed republic of Nagorno-Karabagh looks trough a vision slit of his dugout at the frontline on the border with Azerbaijan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Karen Minasyan / AFP / Getty Images

Berlin Dungeon actors in horror costumes perform during a promotional event at the Brandenburg Gate.


Snow and frost crust branches in the season's first snow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Strauss / EPA

A rope-access worker ascends past the 69th floor of the Shard skyscraper.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty Images

A model poses before the Bodyspectra body painting event in Cape Town. Proceeds go to the Amy Biehl Foundation, which helps children from disadvantaged backgrounds through the arts.


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Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in Saudi Arabia, where Muslim pilgrims in Mina cast stones at a pillar to symbolize the stoning of Satan.  The ritual called Jamarat is a rite of the annual hajj pilgrimage. In Senegal, residents in Dakar get ready for the Eid al-Adha feast. Known locally as Tabaski, it celebrates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son.

Tragedy struck in Afghanistan when a suicide bomber killed at least 40 people in the northern part of the country, attacking people leaving mosque on one of the holiest days in the Muslim calendar.

Filipino Catholic devotees welcome the statue of St. Pedro Calungsod in Manila. Church bells rang out across the country as millions attended special masses to celebrate the canonization of the country’s second saint, a young missionary killed more than 340 years ago.

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