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Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr
July 17, 2015, 3:25 pm
Muslim men breathes fire during a game of fire football, known as bola api, ahead of Eid Al-Fitr celebrations in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Muslims around the world are celebrating the three-day Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

The beginning and end of Islamic months are determined by the sighting of the new moon. Most Arab countries and Indonesia have declared Friday the first day of Eid, but in Oman and Morocco, the holiday will start on Saturday. Eid celebrations begin with a special prayer in mosques and open-air areas.


Morning prayers outside the Pink Mosque in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province in southern Philippines


Children ride camels after Eid-al Fitr prayers at the Lekamba mosque in western Sydney

Indian Muslims shop at a market place late in the evening for Eid al-Fitr in Ahmedabad, India.

Children carry bags with new clothes ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria

Egyptians celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Cairo, Egypt.

Afghan children enjoy the ride on a carousel in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Turkish Muslims  inside the Blue Mosque in Istanbul during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr. 

Muslims attend a massive prayer session next to crop fields near a mosque during Eid al-Fitr in Datong county, Qinghai province, China. 

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