Australian drought: Muslims hold Eid event to pray for rain

_103120531_39605941_1830766640373077_5294839681123352576_oSource: BBC News

About 30,000 Australian Muslims gathered in Sydney on Tuesday to pray for an end to what’s been called the worst drought in living memory.

Worshippers from 16 mosques came together “in a show of solidarity and unity” with farmers and others affected by the drought.

The event took place to mark Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice.

A fundraising campaign is also being held for affected farmers.

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