<p>A vendor sharpens knives ahead of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, in Karachi, <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/pakistan-guide/">Pakistan</a>, on October 25. Celebrated by Muslims worldwide, the festival commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son in obedience to God.</p><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong>Why We Love It </strong></p><p>"I love the juxtaposition of the golden, glamorous-looking sparks with the colder, bluish tone of the work shirt."—<em>Amina El Banayosy, photo intern </em></p><p><em>—Korena Di Roma</em></p>

Sparks Fly

A vendor sharpens knives ahead of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, in Karachi, Pakistan, on October 25. Celebrated by Muslims worldwide, the festival commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son in obedience to God.

Why We Love It

"I love the juxtaposition of the golden, glamorous-looking sparks with the colder, bluish tone of the work shirt."—Amina El Banayosy, photo intern

—Korena Di Roma

Photograph by Asif Hassan, AFP/Getty Images

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