Muslims Around Globe Celebrate Eid al-Fitr‎

Yahoo! India News
31 August 2011
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A Muslim boy offers prayers inside a mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 5, 2011.


Thousands of Somali refugees pray during celebrations of the Eid al-Fitr in the Ifo marketplace at Kenya's Dadaab Refugee Camp, situated northeast of the capital Nairobi near the Somali border, August 30, 2011. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. 


Children hold their small bag of gifts as adults pray to celebrate Eid al-Fitr at Khan Yunis town the southern Gaza Strip on August 30, 2011. The Palestinian Territories, along with other neighboring and Gulf states, announced that today is the first day of the fast-breaking festival of Eid al-Fitr. The three-day festival, which begins after the sighting of a new crescent moon, marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, during which devout Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk.


Saudis perform prayers for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Riyadh August 30, 2011.


A child attends prayers marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan at Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta August 31, 2011. Some Indonesian Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday despite the government setting Wednesday as the official date for the event.   


Muslims offer prayers on a road outside a mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Kolkata August 5, 2011.


A Muslim man prepares for Iftar, the evening meal for breaking fast, during the holy month of Ramadan inside a mosque in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 28, 2011. 


Men of the Islamic Community in Mexico enjoy a meal during the Eid al-Fitr celebration which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Mexico City August 30, 2011.


Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray as the head priest, unseen, displays a holy relic believed to be the hair from Prophet Mohammad's beard, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar, India, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, where observants fast from dawn till dusk.


Pakistani women choose traditional bangles at a shop, in preparation for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr festival which starts on Wednesday, in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.


Indian Muslim vendors sell fruits and delicacies in push carts, on the last day of Ramadan near the Mecca mosque in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Aug.30, 2011. Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan will be celebrated Wednesday in India.

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