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January 11, 2006

Animal rights activists wearing sheep masks protest against the illegal slaughter of sheep at home, outside the Belgian Muslims Executive headquarters in Brussels January 10, 2005.

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid-al-Adha by slaughtering sheep, goats and cows to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God's command.

Story and photo by Yves Herman

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