For some Egyptians, camels make a bigger and better Eid sacrifice

Faraj al-Gammal, 50, a camel trader, shows his camels for sale at the Birqash Camel Market, ahead of Eid al-Adha or Festival of Sacrifice, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

BIRQASH, Egypt (Reuters) – Muslims often slaughter sheep at the annual Eid al-Adha “feast of the sacrifice” which falls next week, but some Egyptians are thinking bigger. Wealthier customers are flocking to the Birqash market, northwest of Cairo, where traders from across east Africa bring animals for auction – not sheep, but camels. “This camel […]

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