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Uploaded 3-Mar-07
Taken 31-Dec-06
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Keywords:cow, sacrifice
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Dimensions1195 x 800
Original file size201 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken31-Dec-06 10:37
Date modified4-Mar-07 08:31
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D200
Focal length21 mm
Focal length (35mm)31 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.1
Exposure1/200 at f/4.5
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom1x
Cow's Day

Cow's Day

During Hari Raya Haji, cows are sacrificed - symbolic of giving Muslims who participate, a ‘vehicle’ for transportation into the after life. They first try to lasso the cow’s legs and bring it to the ground. After which - several men hold it down, exposing its neck for a quick slit with a sharp machete, accompanied by chanting of prayers. The meat is then cut and distributed 7 ways.