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Saudis look at goats for sale at a livestock market, days before the holiday of Eid al-Adha on September 30, 2014, in Riyadh. During the first week of October, Muslims across the world will celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.

98,000 pilgrims barred from Haj

Authorities apply zero-tolerance policy towards attempts not to abide by regulations

The skyline of Doha, Qatar at night

Qatar denies paying ransom to militants

Doha has helped free a number of Western hostages held by Islamist groups in Syria

Dhofar Mountains in Oman

Photographing the endangered Arabian leopard

Two conservationists embark on a mission to film the animal before it becomes extinct

Gifts from the heart for Syria’s refugee children

Syrian refugee children get Eid gifts from UAE

Toys and accessories distributed at camp in Jordan

Riyadh invested billions in Yemen

King Abdullah said in 2007 that Yemen’s security is inseparable from Saudi Arabia

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