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, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Since Thursday, millions of Muslims across the globe have been celebrating Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice. Some went on the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, while others marked the festival in their own unique ways.
Thousands gathered early Thursday morning at Yanghang Mosque in downtown Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, for prayers to observe the major Islamic festival. There are around 24,000 mosques in Xinjiang, where the majority of 10 million people identify as Muslim.
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, 32, from south Xinjing was one of the faithful. He bought a lamb for the traditional feast for 700 yuan (110 U.S. dollars), nearly half of his monthly salary.
"Last year I had just relocated and could not afford a lamb," said Yasen, "I am so happy I was able to this year."
While Yasen and his wife and two kids were eating their meal, however, a tragedy had befallen their religious brothers and sisters thousands of miles away.
At least 717 pilgrims were killed in a stamped near the holy city of Mecca, the worst tragedy to strike the annual hajj pilgrimage in more than two decades.
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, who has long dreamed of going on the hajj. More than 3,000 people from Xinjiang go on the hajj every year.
Meanwhile, in Eleonas refugee reception center on the outskirts of Athens, Greece, kids from Syria and Afghanistan were making soap bubbles with two sticks and a rope, seemingly without a care in the world.
A big meal was served on Thursday noon and a show was put on for the 720 refugees, who have made makeshift homes in 100 shipping containers.
Mohammed Amin, from Afghanistan, lamented the pain of being separated from his family during this important time.
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, we would be with our relatives. We would be very happy," said Amin, who undertook a treacherous two-month journey to get to Athens.
On the way from Turkey to Greece's Lesbos Island, Amin lost 500 U.S. dollars, all the money he had in the world, and all his winter clothes.
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For million of displaced Syrians in Lebanon, Turkey and across Europe, Eid al-Adha is tinged with sadness.
Amal, an elderly Syrian woman at a refugee camp in Lebanon, was looking over photos of her three sons and could not stop the tears from flowing.
"Another Eid al-Adha in poverty and misery," said Amal, who will spend the holiday alone.
Her three sons are trying to get to Europe. "I don't even know if they are alive or not," she said.
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," said another Syrian refugee who gave his name as Rifi. He had lost a son in the Syrian war.
Yawuz Selim, a businessman from Turkey who works in Urumqi, reflected on the plight of the Syrian refugees.
"When a country cannot protect its citizens, and exposes them to war, tragedy is bound to happen," he said.
China has more than 20 million Muslims, who mainly live in the western regions, including Xinjiang, Qinghai Homme Nike Air Max 97 VaporMax Beige Blanche Pas Cher
, Gansu and Ningxia. These areas enjoy a three-day Eid al-Adha holiday during which the highway-toll fees are not collected.
Ayixa Jumale, a Kirgiz herdswoman in Akto County, south Xinjiang, spent her last Eid al-Adha holiday at her sister's house as the government ruled that her dilapidated stone-and-mud house was not fit to live in.
With a 24,000 yuan government grant, the 70-year-old woman was able to build a 60-square-meter brick and concrete house, where she will be for Eid al-Adha this year.
"Never in my whole life had I dared to imagine that I would be celebrating Eid al-Adha in a new house," she said.
The 60th anniversary of founding of Xinjing Autonomous Region is on Oct. 1.
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, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- The star-studded line-up at the 2017 WTA Wuhan Open will feature 17 of the world's top 20 players, including six Grand Slam singles champions, the organizers said here on Wednesday.
Among the stars are Wimbledon winner of the year Garbine Muguruza, reigning U.S. Open champion Angelique Kerber, 2017 Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko, world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova and No.2 Simona Halep, they will line up for the 2.67 million U.S. dollars WTA Premier 5 tournament, according to the 43-person main draw for the singles.
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"I'm very excited to come back to Wuhan and play in front of the Chinese fans again. They're always so much fun to play for because as players we can really feel their enthusiasm," the organizers quoted Muguruza as saying.
"I've played well in Wuhan in the past and it's a tournament I always love to play," the former Wuhan Open runner-up added.
"We have brought some of the best female athletes in the world to Wuhan as part of our plan to grow this event into one of the best-known tennis tournaments in the world," said Co-Tournament director Zhu Jianbin.
"It's a wonderful opportunity to showcase the city of Wuhan as a focus for international sport, as well as a chance to see women's tennis at its very best," he said.
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"Since I retired, I have badly missed fighting on the court. This year I will watch them play and cheer them on," the 35-year-old said, adding she would be making efforts to make more people fall in love with tennis and the Wuhan Open.