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26 Incredibly Powerful Images Of Eid Al-Fitr 2013, And What They Say About The World Today

Celebration. Violence. Love. Grief. Abundance. Despair.

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The festival of Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims around the world. It marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and praying.


4. Lahore, Pakistan

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Hafiz Mohammad Saeed (L), leader of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group with suspected links to the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, India, delivers his sermon after Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore.

He tweeted: "Time is near when those oppressed in Kashmir, Palestine and Burma will celebrate 'Eid' in the air of Freedom - Insha'Allah."


8. Maiduguri, Nigeria

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A vigilante man provides security in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria. Around 10,000 Nigerians celebrated Eid al-Fitr with devout prayers and a joyful show of adulation for their king.

It was the first durbar in three years in the city of Maiduguri and the joy that it could take place - albeit amid massive security - was heard in the cries of ululating women, screams of delight from children and men chanting "Long live the king!"


11. Srinagar, India

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Indian Hindu protestors shout slogans against the state government after rival communities attacked each other with stones and sticks, and burned several shops and vehicles during Eid celebrations near Srinagar, the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Indian forces imposed an indefinite curfew in a town in the Indian portion of Kashmir after firing tear gas and warning shots to disperse the rival groups of Muslims and Hindus.

13. Quetta, Pakistan

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Pakistani policemen carry an injured colleague into a hospital in Quetta following a suicide bomb attack during a police officer's funeral on the eve of Eid al-Fitr.

The attack killed 38 people and wounded more than 50 others.


19. Srinagar, India


A Kashmiri man carries an injured woman during a clash between protestors and Indian police officials after Eid prayers in Srinagar, part of Indian Kashmir.

At least 30 people including 20 police were injured in the clashes.

21. Cairo, Egypt


Members of the Muslim brotherhood and thousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi celebrated Eid al-Fitr, defying government calls for them to leave the streets of Cairo, Egypt.


24. Nangarhar, Afghanistan

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Afghan men carry a coffin towards a funeral ceremony after an explosion killed around 14 women in a graveyard in eastern Afghanistan, as the country celebrated the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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