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31 Incredible Photos Of Muslims Celebrating Eid Al-Fitr Around The World

Eid Mubarak!

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1. Millions of Muslims around the world are today celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the celebration that comes after the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims believe the Qur'an was revealed to the prophet Muhammad.

2. The day typically begins with morning prayers followed by a special prayer to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. The same prayer takes place across the world. The people praying below are in Yemen.

4. And this group is praying in Gaza City, in the Palestinian Territories.

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Great Omari Mosque, Gaza city, Palestinian Territories.

5. Since the prayers take place so early in the morning, it's a little easy to get distracted. This kid, in Indonesia, was mesmerised by a remote-controlled camera flying overhead.

8. During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn to dusk as an act of submission to God.

15. And this one took place outside the separation barrier in Bilin, during a protest against Israel's military operation on the Gaza Strip.

17. The importance of the morning prayer can be demonstrated by the lengths many go to in order to attend the prayer session.

24. That's why Muslims go out of their way to look good for Eid. Whether it's having a haircut before the big day.

30. Meanwhile some world leaders have used the opportunity for some politicking. Here's Syria's leader Bashar al Assad attending prayers in Damascus.

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Al-Khair mosque, Damascus, Syria. Reuters has said that it is unable to verify the authenticity of the image, provided by the Syrian news agency SANA.

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