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Photo Gallery: Eid al-Adha

A man in a wheelchair praying alongside fellow Muslims outside Moscow’s Cathedral Mosque. Sergei Karpukhin

Millions of Muslims gathered across Russia and the CIS on Tuesday to celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Adha, known in Russian as Kurban Bairam, or the Feast of Sacrifice. In Moscow, more than 100,000 people took part in the festivities, which mark the end of Hajj, a yearly pilgrimage to Mecca. Security was heightened in the Russian capital for the event in light of a recent riot targeting migrants from the Caucasus and Central Asia, many of whom are Muslims.

See the Photo Gallery: Eid al-Adha and Police Arrest Suspect in Biryulyovo Killing

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