• Short Summary

    Amman's Moslem community celebrated the fast of Al-Adha on Wednesday (26 January)
    For centuries, Al Adha has commemorated Abraham's sacrifice to God - the Bible says that Abraham, in his desire to please God, tied his son to an altar and was prepared to offer his life as a sacrifice.

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    GV Amman street scene
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    2.
    GV Closed shops (3 shots)
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    GV People and children outside cinema (2 shots)
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    CU & MV Children with new clothes on playground (4 shots)
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    MV & GV Police checking passes at Al Ashrafiyeh (2 shots)
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    GV & MV Al Wahdat market with fruit and sweet stalls (3 shots)
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    CU & GV Sheep market (2 shots)
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    CU & MV Sheep having throat cut (4 shots)
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    GV Mosque
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    10.
    GV & MV INTERIOR.. people praying in mosque(3 shots)
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    Background: Amman's Moslem community celebrated the fast of Al-Adha on Wednesday (26 January)
    For centuries, Al Adha has commemorated Abraham's sacrifice to God - the Bible says that Abraham, in his desire to please God, tied his son to an altar and was prepared to offer his life as a sacrifice. According to the Bible, God stopped Abraham and accepted a lamb instead.

    Tradition holds that Abraham is an ancestor of both Arabs and Jews, and so the feast of Al-Adha is celebrated with prayers and sacrificial lambs. Rich Moslems slaughter one lamb for their families. The carcass is cut into three parts - one third for the neighbours, one third for the poor, and the remaining third for themselves.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA48PPYZ31821XR2GY3OK6AI3PD
    Media URN:
    VLVA48PPYZ31821XR2GY3OK6AI3PD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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