Thousands of Muslims flocked to mosques throughout Long Island Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, to mark Eid ul-Adha, a major festival of Islam that marks the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca known as the hajj.

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Members of the Haider family, of Bay Shore, gather to celebrate the beginning of Eid ul-Adha outside the Masjid Darul Qu'ran mosque in Bay Shore following special morning prayers on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.

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Sisters Hidaya Deib, left, and Aya Deib, of Bay Shore, pass out candy and balloons to the children after special morning prayers at the Masjid Darul Qu'ran mosque in Bay Shore on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.

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Muslims attend special morning prayers at the Masjid Darul Qu'ran mosque in Bay Shore on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. The mosque is the largest on Long Island.

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Muslims gather for special morning prayers marking the beginning of Eid ul-Adha, a three-day festival, at the Masjid Darul Qu'ran mosque in Bay Shore on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.

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LI Muslims gather for special morning prayers at the Masjid Darul Qu'ran mosque in Bay Shore on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.

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Hundreds attend special morning prayers at the Masjid Darul Qu'ran mosque in Bay Shore on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, for Eid ul-Adha, one of Islam's major festivals which marks the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca known as the hajj.

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Zulfegar Ali and his sons Reyyanali, 5, and Basil, 4, of Bay Shore, attend a special morning prayer service to mark the start of Eid ul-Adha at the Masjid Darul Qu'ran mosque in Bay Shore on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. The three-day festival comes one day after the hajj.

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Kamrul Hassan, 11, of Bay Shore, joins hundreds attending special morning prayers to mark the beginning of Eid ul-Adha at the Masjid Darul Qu'ran mosque in Bay Shore on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. The mosque is the largest on Long Island.

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Zulfegar Ali and his sons Basil, 4, left, and Reyyanali, 5, of Bay Shore attend a special morning prayer service at the Masjid Darul Qu'ran mosque in Bay Shore on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. The service marked the beginning of Eid ul-Adha, a major festival in Islam.

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Brothers Basil Ali, 4, left, and Reyyanali, 5, of Bay Shore, join their father, Zulfegar Ali, center, and hundreds of others for a special morning prayer service at the Masjid Darul Qu'ran mosque in Bay Shore on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.

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