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Eid-al Fitr Celebrated Across the Globe
Muslims around the world are celebrating the end of Ramadan with the Eid al-Fitr holiday, a time for family and feasting.
Members of the Somali community share tea as they picnic and celebrate the festival of Eid in Small Heath Park on July 6, in Birmingham, England. Up to 70,000 people congregated in the park to mark the end of 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
Chinese Hui Muslim men light incense at the Sheiks Tombs after Eid al-Fitr prayers at the historic Niujie Mosque on July 6 in Beijing, China. Islam in China dates back to the 10th century as the legacy of Arab traders who ventured from the Middle East along the ancient Silk Road. Of an estimated 23 million Muslims in China, roughly half are Hui, who are ethnically Chinese and speak Mandarin. China's constitution provides for Islam as one of five "approved" religions in the officially atheist country, though the government enforces severe limits. Worship is permitted only at state-sanctioned mosques and proselytizing in public is illegal.
Migrants from Afghanistan dance to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr at a camp for refugees at a hockey stadium in Athens, Greece, July 6. According to the Refugee Crisis Management Coordination Body's figures, 57,286 identified refugees and migrants were in Greek territory on July 6.
A man rides his horse as a crowd gathers to see the Emir of Kano's procession passing during the Durbar procession in Kano, northern Nigeria on July 6. Kano is Nigeria's largest Muslim city and celebrates Eid al-Fitr with the Durbar festival, an event that sees a parade of the Emir and his entourage go through the streets of the city on horseback accompanied by musicians.