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Celebrating Eid Al-Fitr Around The World

Muslims worldwide have been observing Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Some Muslims observe the holiday for three days, although the first day is typically the most important. Believers attend prayers at their local mosques, share food to celebrate the end of the Ramadan fast, and give gifts and money to the needy.

Morning prayers outside the Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan.
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Morning prayers outside the Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan.

A young man uses his smart phone to chronicle his Eid al-Fitr experience in Moscow.
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A young man uses his smart phone to chronicle his Eid al-Fitr experience in Moscow.

A young Nepalese child looks on as early morning Eid al-Fitr prayers are performed at Kashmiri Mosque in Kathmandu.
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A young Nepalese child looks on as early morning Eid al-Fitr prayers are performed at Kashmiri Mosque in Kathmandu.

Refugees in Kabul dressed up for the holiday.
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Refugees in Kabul dressed up for the holiday.

A scene from the main mosque in Grozny, capital of Russia's republic of Chechnya.
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A scene from the main mosque in Grozny, capital of Russia's republic of Chechnya.

A festooned As-Sarakhsiy Mosque in Kyrgyzstan's Kara-Suu district, Osh region.
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A festooned As-Sarakhsiy Mosque in Kyrgyzstan's Kara-Suu district, Osh region.

Muslims gathered for a packed morning-prayer ceremony in Moscow.
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Muslims gathered for a packed morning-prayer ceremony in Moscow.

Services in Kazan, in Russia's republic of Tatarstan
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Services in Kazan, in Russia's republic of Tatarstan

A worshiper in Kazan, the capital of Russia's republic of Tatarstan.
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A worshiper in Kazan, the capital of Russia's republic of Tatarstan.

Men pray at a mosque in Pristina following the ceremony marking the end of Ramadan.
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Men pray at a mosque in Pristina following the ceremony marking the end of Ramadan.

A Bosnian priest leads morning prayers on the first day of Eid in the village of Mjestova Ravna.
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A Bosnian priest leads morning prayers on the first day of Eid in the village of Mjestova Ravna.

A traditional plov dish is served in Izhevsk, the capital of Russia's Udmurt Republic.
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A traditional plov dish is served in Izhevsk, the capital of Russia's Udmurt Republic.

The first day of Eid al-Fitr outside a government building in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
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The first day of Eid al-Fitr outside a government building in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

A beautician paints henna on the foot of a woman at a market stall in Karachi, Pakistan.
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A beautician paints henna on the foot of a woman at a market stall in Karachi, Pakistan.

A Saudi boy looks up during prayers at the Turki bin Abdullah Grand Mosque in Riyadh.
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A Saudi boy looks up during prayers at the Turki bin Abdullah Grand Mosque in Riyadh.

Women arrive for morning prayers at the Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan, in the Russian republic of Tatarstan.
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Women arrive for morning prayers at the Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan, in the Russian republic of Tatarstan.

Kyrgyz men pray on the first day of Eid al-Fitr on a square in central Bishkek.
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Kyrgyz men pray on the first day of Eid al-Fitr on a square in central Bishkek.

A woman carries a tray of holiday sweets in Baghdad’s Sadr City neighborhood.
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A woman carries a tray of holiday sweets in Baghdad’s Sadr City neighborhood.

People gather for prayers at a mosque in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe.
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People gather for prayers at a mosque in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe.

The faithful pray in Kazan, Tatarstan...
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The faithful pray in Kazan, Tatarstan...

...and at the Ar-Togrul Mosque in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat.
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...and at the Ar-Togrul Mosque in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat.

Children in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, receive holiday gifts, candy, and pocket money.
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Children in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, receive holiday gifts, candy, and pocket money.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai (rights) attends Eid prayers at the Presidential Palace Mosque in Kabul.
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai (rights) attends Eid prayers at the Presidential Palace Mosque in Kabul.

Policemen pray in a square in central Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
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Policemen pray in a square in central Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

A Kyrgyz boy attends prayers in Bishkek.
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A Kyrgyz boy attends prayers in Bishkek.

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