Muslims across the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr

  • Moroccan Muslim women (left) and men (right) perform prayers for Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in the city of Sale, north of the Moroccan capital Rabat, on July 18, 2015.
  • Muslim devotees gather in Victoria Park to mark Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan in Hong Kong, China on July 18, 2015.
  • A young Indian Muslim boy holds balloons before offering prayers during Eid al-Fitr in the old quarters of New Delhi on July 18, 2015.
  • Senegalese Muslims are seen before they perform Eid al-Fitr Prayer at the backyard of Mausolee de Seydina Limamou and adjacent beach in Dakar, Senegal on July 18, 2015.
  • Indian Muslim children wait for their relatives as devotees offer Eid prayers at the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan at the Nakhoda Masjid in Kolkata on July 18, 2015.
  • A man prepares Iftar on the eve of Eid-al-Fitr, the last day of the holy month of Ramzan, at Nizamuddin Dargah on July 17, 2015 in New Delhi, India.
  • Javanese people arrange the ‘Gunungan’ during Grebeg Syawal ceremony in front of the Grand Mosque Kauman on July 18, 2015 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • Moroccan Muslim women perform prayers for Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in the city of Sale, north of the Moroccan capital Rabat, on July 18, 2015.
  • A woman cries as she prays at Baitul Mukarram, the National Mosque, on Eid Al-Fitr July 18, 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • South African Muslims exchange Eid greetings after performing Eid al-Fitr Prayer at Habibia Soofie Masjid in Cape Town, South Africa on July 18, 2015.
  • Pakistani kids hold balloons as they leave a mosque after Eid al-Fitr Prayers in Karachi, Pakistan, on July 18, 2015.
  • An Indian Muslim plays with his child after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers at Jama Masjid, or Mosque, in New Delhi, India on July 18, 2015.
  • A view through a window shows Moroccan Muslims performing prayers for Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in the city of Sale, north of the Moroccan capital Rabat, on July 18, 2015.
  • Muslim women perform prayers for Eid-al Fitr to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Great Mosque in Makassar on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia on Jul. 17, 2015. 
  • Egyptians celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jul. 17, 2015. 
  • An Afghan vendor prepares sweets to be displayed for sale for the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr celebrations, in Herat, Afghanistan on Jul. 15, 2015.
  • People perform Eid al-Fitr prayer at Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, Turkey on Jul. 17, 2015. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr (Ramadan Holiday) as the fasting during Ramadan Month finishes. 
  • An Indonesian woman adjusts her veil during an Eid al-Fitr prayer marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Jul. 17, 2015. 
  • Bangladeshi Muslims try to climb on to the roof of an overcrowded train as they head to their homes ahead of Eid al-Fitr at a railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Jul. 16, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people working in Dhaka plan to leave for their home towns to celebrate with their family the upcoming Eid al-Fitr.
  • Muslim women stroll after bathing in the Mediterranean sea during the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday as the sun sets in Tel Aviv, Israel on Jul. 17, 2015. The three-day holiday marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
  • Shahina, a girl from the Bihari community stiches a cloth to sell ahead of Eid Al Fitr festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Jul. 2, 2015. Most Muslims around the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan, celebrated with prayers, readings from the Koran, and gatherings with family and friends as they abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual relations from dawn till dusk.
  • A girl plays as worshippers attend night prayers at Ahmet Hamdi Akseki Mosque in Ankara, Turkey on Jul. 14, 2015.
  • Malaysians are reflected on water as they attend the special prayer for Eid al-Fitr at National Mosque, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Jul. 17, 2015. Most Muslims around the world are celebrating the three day festival marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, known as Eid al-Fitr.
  • Muslims take part in an Eid al-Fitr prayer on the street in Jakarta, Indonesia on Jul. 17, 2015. Indonesia, which has the world’s largest Muslim population, celebrates Eid al-Fitr with mass prayers and family visits to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. 
  • Muslims from a nearby neighbourhood arrive by boat to attend Eid al-Fitr prayers at Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta, Indonesia on Jul. 17, 2015. Indonesia, which has the world’s largest Muslim population, celebrates Eid al-Fitr with mass prayers and family visits to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. 
  • Members from the Indonesian Muslim group An-Nadzir take part in a prayer for Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of fasting month of Ramadan, in Gowa, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia Jul. 16, 2015. The vast majority of Indonesia’s Muslims, the world’s largest Muslim population, will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Friday with mass prayers and family visits. 
  • A soldier serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) checks a Muslim faithful before allowing entry to attend Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Jul. 17, 2015. 
  • Muslim workers perform prayers for Eid-al Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, on a Pertamina offshore oil and gas production rig off the coast of West java in the Java Sea on Jul. 17, 2015 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. 
  • Afghans take part in morning prayers to celebrate the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, at Eid Gah mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan on Jul. 17, 2015. 
  • A miniature Philippine flag is seen sewn on the veil of a Filipino Muslim woman during the morning prayers of Eid-al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the Holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Indanan, Sulu in southern Philippines on Jul. 17, 2015. 
  • A Nigeria Muslim family takes a selfie portrait before Eid al-Fitr prayer, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Lagos, Nigeria on Jul. 17, 2015.

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CAIRO – Across the world on Friday, Muslims celebrated the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr is one of the centerpieces of the Muslim calendar. It features large public group prayers and extended family gatherings.

Parents often buy gifts and new clothes for their children. Public squares, parks and zoos across the Muslim world become packed with visitors and picnickers.

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