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Muslims Celebrate Eid-al Fitr

Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the "festival of breaking the fast." The holiday marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. During the celebration, believers attend prayers at their local mosques and dress in traditional clothes. People visit their relatives and friends, share food, and donate money to charity.


Afghan children ride on a carousel during Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Kabul.
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Afghan children ride on a carousel during Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Kabul.

Afghan residents offer prayers at the start of Eid al-Fitr at an open air mosque on the outskirts of Jalalabad.
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Afghan residents offer prayers at the start of Eid al-Fitr at an open air mosque on the outskirts of Jalalabad.

A Pakistani girl shows henna tattoos on her hand in Karachi.
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A Pakistani girl shows henna tattoos on her hand in Karachi.

Pakistanis crowd on to a bus in Lahore as they travel to their home towns to celebrate Eid al-Fitr.  
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Pakistanis crowd on to a bus in Lahore as they travel to their home towns to celebrate Eid al-Fitr.  

Indian Muslims enjoy "seviyan", a sweet vermicelli dish, after offering prayers during Eid al-Fitr in New Delhi.
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Indian Muslims enjoy "seviyan", a sweet vermicelli dish, after offering prayers during Eid al-Fitr in New Delhi.

An Iraqi girl celebrates Eid al-Fitr in Mosul.
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An Iraqi girl celebrates Eid al-Fitr in Mosul.

Displaced Iraqi residents carry boxes of biscuits and bottles of water given by an aid organization during the first day of the Eid-al Fitr celebration in west Mosul.
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Displaced Iraqi residents carry boxes of biscuits and bottles of water given by an aid organization during the first day of the Eid-al Fitr celebration in west Mosul.

Iranian Muslim women perform Eid al-Fitr prayers in western Tehran.
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Iranian Muslim women perform Eid al-Fitr prayers in western Tehran.

Kyrgyz Muslims pray in central Bishkek.
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Kyrgyz Muslims pray in central Bishkek.

A Kyrgyz Muslim boy prays during the Eid al-Fitr celebration in Cholpon-Ata, around 250km from Bishkek.
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A Kyrgyz Muslim boy prays during the Eid al-Fitr celebration in Cholpon-Ata, around 250km from Bishkek.

A Bosnian Muslim man buys paklama, or traditional bread, following early morning prayers on Eid Al-Fitr in Sarajevo.
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A Bosnian Muslim man buys paklama, or traditional bread, following early morning prayers on Eid Al-Fitr in Sarajevo.

A young Kosovo Muslim boy attends Eid al-Fitr prayers near the Sultan Mehmet Fatih mosque in Pristina.
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A young Kosovo Muslim boy attends Eid al-Fitr prayers near the Sultan Mehmet Fatih mosque in Pristina.

Eid al-Fitr in Minsk, Belarus, where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened a new grand mosque last year.
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Eid al-Fitr in Minsk, Belarus, where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened a new grand mosque last year.

Many Muslims in Belarus belong to the Lipka-Tatar community, which first settled in the area in the 13th and 14th centuries.
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Many Muslims in Belarus belong to the Lipka-Tatar community, which first settled in the area in the 13th and 14th centuries.

Muslims at Eid al-Fitr prayers in Moscow.
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Muslims at Eid al-Fitr prayers in Moscow.

Crimean Tatars pray at the Juma-Jami Mosque in Yevpatoria, Crimea.
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Crimean Tatars pray at the Juma-Jami Mosque in Yevpatoria, Crimea.

The Yemeni-American Muslim Udayni family gather around for a large Eid breakfast, made up of traditional Yemeni dishes, to celebrate Eid al-Fitr holiday in Brooklyn, New York.
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The Yemeni-American Muslim Udayni family gather around for a large Eid breakfast, made up of traditional Yemeni dishes, to celebrate Eid al-Fitr holiday in Brooklyn, New York.

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