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Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi on June 16, 2018. Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al Fitr which marks the end of the month of Ramadan, after the sighting of the new crescent moon. / AFP / CHANDAN KHANNA
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Egyptians attempt to catch balloons released after Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at a public park, outside El-Seddik Mosque in Cairo, Egypt June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Muslim kids celebrate Eid Al-Fitr at Luna Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar
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People sit on a swing on the second day of Eid al-Fitr celebration in Lahore on June 17, 2018. Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al Fitr which marks the end of the month of Ramadan, after the sighting of the new crescent moon. / AFP / ARIF ALI
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Sri Lankan Muslim child looks on as women pray during Eid Al-Adha celebrations at the Galle Face esplanade in Colombo on June 16, 2018. Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al Fitr which marks the end of the month of Ramadan, after the sighting of the new crescent moon. / AFP / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI
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Children ride a camel during an outing with their families at a fun fair on the bank of the Ravi River to celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, during which devout Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
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Indian Muslims greet each other after offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Khairuddin Mosque in Amritsar on June 16, 2018. Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al Fitr which marks the end of the month of Ramadan, after the sighting of the new crescent moon. / AFP / NARINDER NANU
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Muslim kids celebrate Eid Al-Fitr at Luna Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar
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People are suspended upside down in a ride at a fair to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holidays in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Saturday, June 16, 2018. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Islamic holy Islamic month of Ramadan, during which devout Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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Iraqis take a ride at an amusement park during Eid al- Fitr celebrations, that mark the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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Pakistani people walk past a balloon seller after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
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People take selfie as they attend Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan June 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
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Muslim families celebrate Eid Al-Fitr at Luna Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar
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An Iraqi child has his face painted during Eid al- Fitr celebrations, that mark the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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Children play during Eid al- Fitr celebrations, that marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Baghdad's Fadhil neighborhood, Iraq, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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Turks enjoy the view of the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, over the Bosporus Strait, separating Europe and Asia, during the last day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, late Sunday, June 17, 2018. Turkey holds parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24, 2018, seen as important as it will transform Turkey's governing system to an executive presidency. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
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People take a ride at an amusement park during Eid al- Fitr celebrations, that mark the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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Muslim women celebrate Eid Al-Fitr at Luna Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar
Updated 18 June 2018

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr or the "Festival of Breaking the Fast" is one of the most celebrated of all Muslim holidays, observed by 1.6 billion Muslims around the world. During the entire month of Ramadan, Muslims observe a strict fast and participate in pious activities such as charitable giving and peace-making. It is a time of intense spiritual renewal for those who observe it. At the end of Ramadan, Muslims throughout the world break their fast and celebrate their accomplishments in Eid al-Fitr.
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