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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Adios Amigo...

While Eid Al Adha, the feast of sacrifice, is still some months off, Ramadan still spells doomsday for many live stock. In addition to the feasting that takes place in the night, both at home and in hotels, tents are set up to provide food and meat for the poor.

This jump in consumption means many more animals will face their day of reckoning in Ramadan. Here, at Doha's wholesale market, vendors wave down passing cars to sell their sheep and goats. For the two sheep below. touching their noses in a last farewell, it is time to meet their maker in the local abattoir located opposite the pens.

Two sheep touch noses before a one way trip to the slaughter house.

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