Cattle are Lifted by Crane from Rooftop in Karachi, Pakistan for Eid

Oxen weighing more than 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) each are lowered from a rooftop by crane and dangle in the air over a narrow alleyway in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, August 4.

How did they get on the roof?

Because of the congestion in the city, cowherds rear animals on the roof of buildings. The young calves are bought up there and then inevitably grow too bulky to be maneuvered down the stairs. The solution — call a crane service.

The cattle will be sacrificed for the upcoming Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, one of the most important Islamic holidays marking the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son. During this holiday Muslims slaughter sheep or cattle, which a portion is distributed to the poor. (REUTERS)