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Karachi rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground before they are killedパキスタンのカラチで、祭事用のウシがクレーンで屋根から下ろされる

毎年恒例となった牛を下ろす光景は、多くの住民の注目の的だ。REUTERS© Reuters
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Muslims around the world celebrate the annual Eid al-Adha festival by killing animals — usually calves. In Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, Muslims buy animals to kill a few days before the holiday.

But it’s not so easy for Syed Ejaz Ahmad. The 55-year-old raises his own calves in a rooftop shed. He started about 15 years ago. As the calves grow older and bigger, it is harder to lead the oxen down the staircase of his house.

His solution? Call a crane service.

Now every year, a crane picks up the cattle and lowers them from the top of the four-story building. A crowd always gathers and cheers.

“I was a bit scared when I did this for the first time,” crane operator Mohammad Hanif said. He was worried that he might drop an animal into the crowd.

Eid al-Adha is one of the most important Islamic festivals. Muslims mark it by killing animals and sharing the meat. This year it was from Aug. 21 to 25. (Reuters)

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