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Muslims wearing gloves and face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus attend prayers for Eid Al-Fitr in Rome’s Piazza Vittorio Square. (LaPresse via AP)
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An aerial view of Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah, with the Abraj Al-Bait Makkah Royal Clock Tower overlooking the Grand Mosque and Kaaba in the center. (AFP)
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Muslims attend Eid-al-Fitr prayer amid the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dakar, Senegal May 24, 2020. (Reuters)
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Syrian children play at a makeshift amusement park as they celebrate Eid Al-Fitr in Syria’s northwestern city of Idlib, on May 24, 2020. (AFP)
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Nigerian Muslims wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, attend Eid prayers at the Kofar Mata prayer ground in Kano Nigeria, Sunday, May 24, 2020. (AP)
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Indian Muslims shop on the eve of Eid Al-Fitr, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, May 24, 2020. (AP)
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A Somali boy plays at the peace gardens after the Eid Al-Fitr prayers in Mogadishu, Somalia May 24, 2020. (Reuters)
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Muslims wait in line to enter a mosque to attend Eid Al-Fitr prayer in Dakar, Senegal May 24, 2020. (Reuters)
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People dance in a park, as seniors over 65 years old have been exempted from curfew for six hours during the first day of Eid, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey, May 24, 2020. (Reuters)
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Syrian children play at a makeshift amusement park as they celebrate Eid Al-Fitr in Syria’s northwestern city of Idlib, on May 24, 2020. (AFP)
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Signs indicating social distancing restriction measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus are seen while Muslims attend prayers for Eid Al-Fitr in Rome’s Piazza Vittorio Square, Sunday, May 24, 2020. (LaPresse via AP)
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National Guard (Rosgvardya) servicemen wearing protective face masks stand guard a closed street in front of Moscow main Mosque on May 24, 2020, during Eid Al-Fitr. (AFP)
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Muslims worshippers take part in a morning prayer to celebrate the Eid Al-Fitr holiday while wearing protective masks and maintaining social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at Mohammed Al-Amin Mosque in the Lebanese capital Beirut’s downtown district on May 24, 2020. (AFP)
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Muslim worshippers offer Eid Al-Fitr prayer outside the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, which remains shut to prevent the spread of coronavirus, in Jerusalem, Sunday, May 24, 2020. (AP)
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A view of the closed Al-Azhar mosque and Al-Hussein area during Eid Al-Fitr amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Cairo, Egypt, May 24, 2020. (Reuters)
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Tunisian Imam Mondher Jeddi clad in mask due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic descends footsteps outside Malek Ibn Anas mosque in Carthage, east of the capital, on the first day of Eid Al-Fitr on May 24, 2020. (AFP)
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Girls play in a motorcycle sidecar, during Eid Al-Fitr amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Toukh, Al Qalyubia Governorate, north of Cairo, Egypt May 24, 2020. (Reuters)
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A Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel (front) stands guard as Muslims offer Eid Al-Fitr prayers at a ground in Quetta on May 24, 2020. (AFP)
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Muslim worshippers take part in a morning prayer on the first day of the Eid Al-Fitr holiday in the village of Salem east of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, on May 24, 2020. (AFP)
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Muslims women respect social distancing as they offer Eid Al-Fitr prayers in Djibouti on May 24, 2020. (AFP)
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Indonesian Muslims take part in prayers at a mosque during Eid Al-Fitr, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tasikmalaya, West Java Province, Indonesia May 24, 2020. (Antara Foto/Adeng Bustomi/ via Reuters)
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Muslim devotees offer prayers at the start of the Eid Al-Fitr festival which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Jami mosque, in Herat, Afghanistan on May 24, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 24 May 2020

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid Al-Fitr in 2020 amid coronavirus pandemic

Eid Al-Fitr is the feast of breaking the fast which marks the end of Ramadan, when Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset.

Usually, the holiday is a joyous three-day celebration but this year it has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.