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Top photos: UAE malls a draw on holiday weekend; Haj pilgrims perform stoning ritual; Muslims around the world perform Eid prayers

Published on August 1, 2020 at 11.56

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Residents ventured out to malls in Abu Dhabi on the first day of Eid Al Adha on Friday, following stringent precautionary measures against the spread of Covid-19. Photo: Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times
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Hamed Atef Mohamed (R) greets his Father Atef Mohamed Ismail (L) during Eid Al Adha celebrations at their home in Abu Dhabi. Photo: Ryan Lim/Khaleej Times
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Visitors at the Kite Beach in Jumierah during the Eid Al Adha holiday in Dubai. Photo: Neeraj Murali/Khaleej Times
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Pilgrims, keeping social distance and wearing face masks, cast stones at pillars symbolising Satan during the annual Haj pilgrimage amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, in Mina, near the holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Reuters
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People take a selfie in front of the entrance of the Brighton Palace Pier, in Brighton, Britain. The Met Office have predicted Friday to be the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures expected to reach 35 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country. Photo: Reuters
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A woman poses for a photo, in front of the ancient Parthenon temple, at Acropolis Hill, during a hot day in Athens. Greece cautiously reopened its tourism industry, despite tough new coronavirus restrictions that came into force this week. Most of the new restrictions are unrelated to tourism. Photo: AP
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Palestinian Muslim worshippers pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque on the first day of Eid Al Adha. Photo: AFP
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A shopkeeper attends women buying jewellery at a shop ahead of the Eid Al Adha festival, after the government eased restrictions, in Thane, Mumbai, India. Photo: PTI
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An Afghani girl sits by her family's belongings at Victoria square in central Athens. Around 100 mostly Afghan refugees have been camping in a square in recent days under temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) after arriving from island's camps. Photo: AFP
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Demonstrators stage a "die-in" to honor the memory of individuals killed by police, during a protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and other groups, in New York. Photo: AP
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Faithful attend Eid Al Adha prayers with social distancing as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus at a mosque in Surabaya in East Java, Indonesia. Photo: AFP
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Metro trains are parked at DMRC depot in Khyber Pass, during Unlock 2.0, in New Delhi, India. Photo: PTI
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Supporters of presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya turn on flashlights on their phones during her campaign rally in Minsk, Belarus. Photo: AFP
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People wait in line for Covid-19 test in Hanoi, Vietnam. Vietnam reported on Friday the country’s first ever death of a person with the coronavirus as it struggles with a renewed outbreak after 99 days without any cases. Photo: AP
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An 80x80 meter Swiss flag will be hung up by high workers on a rock face below the Saentis, on the occasion of the national holiday on the Schwaegalp, Switzerland Alexandra Wey. Photo: AP
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A man leads a camel from the back of his car after buying from a livestock market for sacrificing on the eve of the festival of Eid Al Adha, in Lahore, Pakistan. Photo: AFP
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A child sits with adults next city fountains, at the end of a very warm day, in Bucharest, Romania. Romanians appear to be bending or ignoring social distancing and mask-wearing outdoors recommendations by the authorities although the daily number of confirmed Covid-19 infections has been hitting new highs for three consecutive days, reaching 1,356 on Thursday, as well as 35 virus-related deaths, one of the highest one-day totals of the pandemic. Photo: AP
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Congolese boxer Anauel Ngamissengue (L) fights with French boxer Kevin Bertogal during the Fighting Nation box evening, the first post Covid indoor event, inside the Bormann circus in Paris, France. Photo: AFP
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A field of sunflowers is seen during a hot, sunny day near the lake Steinsee in Niederseeon, Germany. Photo: Reuters

(Research: Mohammad Thanweeruddin/Khaleej Times)
 
 
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