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In pictures: Eid al-Fitr across the globe
In pictures: Eid al-Fitr across the globe
Two Indian boys wish each other a happy Eid after Eid al-fitr prayer at Jama Majid in New Delhi India 20 August 2012.(EPA)

Muslims across the world and Turkey on Sunday bid farewell to the holy month of Ramadan and welcomed Eid al-Fitr, the three-day holiday that marks the end of the month of fasting.

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Muslims across the world and Turkey on Sunday bid farewell to the holy month of Ramadan and welcomed Eid al-Fitr, the three-day holiday that marks the end of the month of fasting.

Eid al-Fitr, a three-day religious holiday, marks the end of the month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic term meaning “festivity” or “celebration,” while fitr means “to break the fast.” Eid falls on the first day of Shawwal, the month that follows Ramadan on the Islamic calendar.

Indian Muslim boy yawns as he joins his elders in attending the traditional prayers at the start of the Eid al-Fitr festival in Southern Indian city of Bangalore on 20 August 2012.

Muslim devotees attend the Eid al-Fitr prayer at the National Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 20 August 2012.

A young Somali boy works at a bakery in a busy market in Mogadishu, Somalia, 17 August 2012.

Indian Muslim children sit in group and look on after the traditional prayer during Eid al-Fitr festival in Bangalore, India, 20 August 2012.

Indian Muslim girl plays with a piece of cloth while others attend the traditional prayer during Eid al-Fitr festival in Southern Indian city of Bangalore on 20 August 2012.

Indian Muslim boy attends the traditional prayer at the start of the Eid al-Fitr festival in Southern Indian city of Bangalore on 20 August 2012.

Indian Muslim attend the traditional prayer during Eid al-Fitr festival at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India, 20 August 2012.

Indian Muslim leave after having attended the traditional prayer during Eid al-Fitr festival at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India, 20 August 2012.

Indian Muslim arrive before the start of the traditional prayer during Eid al-Fitr festival at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India, 20 August 2012.

Pakistani Muslims offer Eid Al-Fitr congregational prayers at a Badshahi Mosque, in Lahore, Pakistan, 20 August 2012.

A Pakistani Muslim, her hands dyed with henna, offers Eid Al-Fitr congregational prayers at a Badshahi Mosque, in Lahore, Pakistan, 20 August 2012.

A Pakistani Muslim, her hands dyed with henna, offers Eid Al-Fitr congregational prayers at a Badshahi Mosque, in Lahore, Pakistan, 20 August 2012.

Indian Muslims offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr celebrations, in the Southern Indian city of Chennai, 20 August 2012.

Indian Muslims offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr celebrations, in the Southern Indian city of Chennai, 20 August 2012.

Iraqi muslim men and women pray during the festival of Eid al-Fitr at the headquarters of Ammar al-Hakim (not pictured), the leader of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council in Baghdad, Iraq, on 20 August 2012 .

Two Indian boys greet each other after Eid al-fitr prayer in Bhopal Madhya Pradesh, India, 20 August 2012.

Muslim devotees leave after Eid al-fitr prayer, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh state, India, 20 August 2012.

A general view shows Indian Muslims attending traditional prayer during Eid al-Fitr festival at Jama Majid mosque in New Delhi, India on 20 August 2012.

A child stands as adults perform Eid al-Fitr prayers, at Ceuta, Spain, 20 August 2012.

Muslims perform the Eid al-Fitr prayers, at Ceuta, Spain, 20 August 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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