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Eid El Adha is the Islamic Feast of Sacrifice, inspired by the legend of Abraham preparing to sacrifice his own son until God provided a sheep at the last minute. Tethered sheep appear in the back streets and lanes of Egyptian towns, ready for slaughter and subsequent family feasts. Thousands gather for mass morning prayers in a festive environment. Most of these pictures were taken in the normally frenetic six-lane Arab League Street, the main avenue of the Cairo suburb of Mohandiseen.