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  • n  the 10th day of Dhu'l-Hijja; all Muslims attend a service in the mosques and those who are not pilgrims perform a ritual slaughter of a sheep (commemorating God's ransom of Abraham's son from sacrifice) and give at least a third of the meat to charity
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  • Turkey backing holiday cease-fire in Syria
    The appeal by Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu of Turkey came as the international envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, prepared to visit Damascus, the Syrian capital, news reports said, to press his earlier entreaties for the guns to fall silent on both sides during the Id al-Adha holiday starting Thursday. Brahimi's planned visit coincided with new reports by Syrian rebels of government airstrikes ...
    Sept. 14, 2013 - San Antonio Express-News

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