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Worshippers visit Hagia Sophia in Istanbul on July 24 during the first Muslim prayers since the controversial reconversion of the iconic Istanbul cathedral into a mosque.

For Marwa Conelly, the Islamic Eid al-Adha holiday was supposed to be extra celebratory this year – she was looking forward to getting engaged around that time.

Then she lost her father to the coronavirus, and less than 24 hours later her mother, who died unaware her husband, whom she had known since childhood, was gone. Now the thought of spending Eid at their home without them fills Conelly with dread.

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