This year, the festival of Eid al-Adha in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka has taken a bizarre turn.
Dhaka is a city that regularly experiences flooding from nearby rivers due to poor drainage. For locals, a few inches of water on the streets is common during heavy rainfall. This week, however, the ritualistic animal sacrifices of Eid al-Adha collided with the city's regular flooding to create a truly freaky scene.
Eid al-Adha is one of the holiest days on the Muslim calendar. The holiday commemorates the prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to God. To pay tribute to Abraham and God, Muslims sacrifice animals during the festival.
Authorities in Dhaka set up designated areas for the sacrifices to take place so that cleanup would be easier.