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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.

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Image: Muslim men attend Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the Queens borough of New York

Muslim men attend Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan in Queens, N.Y., July 6.

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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.

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Yemenis exchange greetings after Eid al-Fitr prayers in Sanaa, Yemen, July 6.

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Image: China's Hui Muslims Gather For Eid Prayers

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.

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Sudanese children play on a swing on July 6 in eastern Khartoum during the celebrations for Eid al-Fitr. The three-day Eid al-Fitr festival traditionally involves family gatherings and the exchange of gifts and sweets after a month of fasting.

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Muslims participate in Eid al-Fitr prayers along the Mekong river of Tanong, Cambodia, July 6.

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Image: Migrants celebrate Eid Al-Fitr in Athens

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.

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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.

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Syrian children walk amidst destruction during an activity organised by a charity group in Jobar, a rebel-held district on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, ahead of Eid al-Fitr holiday in the war-torn country on July 5. 

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Image: Muslim men sing after attending Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Addis Ababa

Muslim men sing after attending Eid al-Fitr prayers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 6.

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Image: A Muslim girl attends Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Addis Ababa

A Muslim girl attends Eid al-Fitr prayers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 6.

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Image: People climb to board an overcrowded passenger train as they travel home to celebrate Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a railway station in Dhaka

People climb aboard an overcrowded passenger train as they travel home to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr festival at a railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 5.

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Egyptians try to catch balloons released after Eid al-Fitr prayers outside al-Seddik mosque in Cairo, July 6.

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Palestinian children pose for a photo on the border between Yatta village and the West Bank city of Hebron July 6, 2016, after Israeli military closed access to the village as Palestinians try to visit relatives to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

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Image: Eid Al-Fitr in Yemen

A Yemeni and children pose for a picture during the Eid al-Fitr Muslim celebration in Sana'a, Yemen, July 6.

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Members of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent throw a young boy undergoing a psychological support program in the air in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, as they celebrate the first day of Eid al-Fitr on July 6.

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