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Preparing For Eid Al-Fitr In Kabul

On September 9, Sayed Jan Sabawoon of RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan visited a Kabul market ahead of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset.

Afghan shoppers throng a market ahead of Eid al-Fitr. Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset.
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Afghan shoppers throng a market ahead of Eid al-Fitr.

Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset.

An Afghan shopkeeper prepares his wares at a market in Kabul on September 9. Sayed Jan Sabawoon of RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan visited a Kabul market ahead of the festival of Eid al-Fitr, which is celebrated in Afghanistan on September 10.
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An Afghan shopkeeper prepares his wares at a market in Kabul on September 9.

Sayed Jan Sabawoon of RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan visited a Kabul market ahead of the festival of Eid al-Fitr, which is celebrated in Afghanistan on September 10.

A woman in a burqa examines the latest fashions at a market stall.
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A woman in a burqa examines the latest fashions at a market stall.

Two women shoppers at the market examine the wares on offer.
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Two women shoppers at the market examine the wares on offer.

Afghan bakers make the traditional sweet "jalabi" during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Kabul.
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Afghan bakers make the traditional sweet "jalabi" during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Kabul.

Jalabis on sale in the market
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Jalabis on sale in the market

A shopkeeper waits on customers at a Kabul market.
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A shopkeeper waits on customers at a Kabul market.

A shopkeeper waits on a customer at a Kabul market.
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A shopkeeper waits on a customer at a Kabul market.

A disabled man begs in front of the market in Kabul.
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A disabled man begs in front of the market in Kabul.

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