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    Three young children observe the kneeling and praying of their parents and other Muslim adults at the start of Eid Al-Adha, a four-day holiday that is celebrated by members of the Islam faith. Islamic leaders estimated that more than 3,000 Muslims from Greater Portland gathered for prayer at Fitzpatrick Stadium for the event Thursday. Eid al-Adha is also called the Feast of Sacrifice, as it honors the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son at God's command.

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    An adult instructs children to put their shoes with others before the start of Eid Al-Adha, a four-day holiday being celebrated by members of the Islamic faith at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland, which was leased by the leaders of the Muslim community Thursday.

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    Attendees lay their rugs on the turf field at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland as they prepare for prayer at the start of Eid Al-Adha, which marks the end of the annual hajj to Mecca.

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    Muslim leaders collect donations that help pay for the leasing of Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland for a prayer gathering to mark the start of the Eid Al-Adha holiday. The celebration typically involves gathering with family and friends, wearing new clothes and giving gifts.

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    Islamic leaders estimated that more than 3,000 Muslims from Greater Portland gathered for prayer at the start of the Islamic holiday Eid Al-Adha at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland, which was leased for the event Thursday.

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