Over a billion Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha with joy
Friday marks Eid al-Adha, or Qurban Bayram as it is known in Turkey, a Muslim holiday when animals are ritually sacrificed and their meat is delivered to the poor.
The festival starts with prayers at dawn when over a billion Muslims fill mosques across the globe.
Here are the top shots from all over the world during this festive time of the year.
An Afghan boy poses for a photograph as he waits for customers at a livestock market set up for the upcoming Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo)