Eid al-Adha in Pakistan

The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, was celebrated this past weekend around the world to commemorate what Muslims believe was Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail. On the start of the holiday, Muslims slaughter sheep, cattle and other livestock, and give part of the meat to the poor.

Below is Associated Press photographer Muhammed Muheisen's coverage of this year's Eid al-Adha celebrations in Islamabad, Pakistan. 



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Nat Castañeda is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. A California native, Castañeda works primarily in video and collage, with an emphasis on tactile intimacy with her materials remaining an important aspect of all her projects. Common issues in Castañeda’s work are the conflating of iconography and pornography, the questioning of traditional gender binaries, and the role of technology within personal narratives. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and has shown at venues such as El Museo del Barrio and Electronic Arts Intermix. In addition to her art practice, Castañeda currently works at The Associated Press where she leads a team that curates AP's online archive of historic and contemporary photojournalism. Castañeda’s photography has appeared in the New York Times,U.S. News & World Report and USA Today.