Turkey Photos: Holiday Feast Begins with a Prayer and a Cleaver

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A sheep to slaughter at home costs between 500 to 700 lira (US$277-$388), while slaughtering at the market is an extra 50 lira.

Today marks the start of Eid al-Adha -- the Feast of the Sacrifice -- across the Muslim world. The holiday honors Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his eldest son to God. (Satisfied with Abraham's loyalty, at the last minute God gives him a ram to sacrifice instead.)

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Turkey Photos: Holiday Feast Begins with a Prayer and a Cleaver

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