2010-11-16 16:04:00

Water hoses used to wash trash off streets adjacent to Cathedral Mosque with water hoses

Moscow, November 16, Interfax - The streets adjacent to Cathedral Mosque are being cleaned after the celebration of Eid al-Adha.

The sidewalks and driveways are covered with leftovers, pieces of paper and plastic bags used as disposable mats for namaz, and other trash, Interfax-Religion correspondent reports.

Street cleaners use strong water hoses to wash the trash off the streets.

Some Muslim believers continue to celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice around Cathedral Mosque. Some are feasting right on the sidewalk, other prefer near-by fast-food outlets. Street vendors offer halal meat cakes to believers.

Prospect Mira was blocked by traffic jams until midday when Muslims were leaving Cathedral Mosque. The access to Prospect Mira subway was also inhibited by several hundred ethnic Muslims lining for tickets because they could not speak Russian and use e-cards to pass through ticket gates.

According to the Chief Directorate of Internal Affairs, about 70,000 people took part in the celebration held around Cathedral Mosque.