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Eid al-Fitr celebrated around the world

  • 29 July 2014
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The world's 1.6 billion Muslims are celebrating the festival of Eid al-Fitr, one of the the biggest religious events in the Islamic calendar.

Azerbaijani Muslims pray in Taza Pir Mosque in the Azerbaijan"s capital Baku, on July 29, 2014
Muslims in Azerbaijan pray in the Taza Pir Mosque in the capital Baku.
Indian Muslims boys hug each other after attend the Eid al-Fitr morning prayers at a masjid (mosque) in Bangalore, India, 29 July 2014
Indian Muslim boys hug each other after attending morning prayers for Eid al-Fitr at a mosque in Bangalore.
A Muslim girl is pictured as she arrives for the mass prayer during Eid al-Fitr celebrations at a mosque in Kathmandu July 29, 2014.
A Muslim girl arrives for prayers to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu.
Pakistani Muslim devotees offer Eid greetings after prayers on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr festival at Badshahi Masjid in Lahore on July 29, 2014
Muslim women greet each other during the Eid festival at Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan.
Iraqi Shia women perform the Eid al-Fitr prayer at the headquarters of the Shia Muslim Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council in Baghdad 29/07/2014
Iraqi Shia women in prayer at the headquarters of the Shia Muslim Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council in Baghdad.
A girl blows bubbles during an Eid celebration in Burgess Park on July 28, 2014 in London, England
A girl blows bubbles during Eid celebrations in Burgess Park in London.
Women walk on "sea of sands" as they prepare for Eid al-Fitr prayer at Parangkusumo beach on July 28, 2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian Muslim women walk towards Parangkusumo beach for Eid al-Fitr evening prayer in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Indian Muslims girl attend the Eid al-Fitr morning prayers at a masjid (mosque) in Bangalore, India,
An Indian girl prays at a mosque celebrating Eid in Bangalore, India.
A Palestinian woman and a girl carry flowers to a family grave on Eid al-Fitr at a cemetery in Gaza City
A Palestinian women and a girl carry flowers to a family grave on Eid al-Fitr in Gaza City.
A woman is reflected in a window during prayer services for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the Queens borough of New York July 28, 2014
A gathering of American Muslims reflected in a window in the Queens borough of New York City.
A Nepalese Muslim child offers Eid prayers on the first day of the Edi al-Fitr festival at Kashmiri Mosque in Kathmandu on July 29, 2014
A Nepalese child says his prayers at the Eid al-Fitr festival at the Kashmiri Mosque in Nepal's capital city Kathmandu.
Muslims prepare food as they gather in a mosque to celebrate Eid al Fitri in Tancheng, east China"s Shandong province on July 29, 2014
Chinese Muslims prepare food as they gather to celebrate Eid at a mosque in Tancheng, in eastern China's Shandong province.
Pakistani Muslim devotees offer Eid prayers on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr festival at Badshahi Masjid in Lahore on July 29, 2014
Muslims in Pakistan pray together during Eid at Badshahi Mosque in Lahore.
A woman is overcome with emotions as she prays at the National Mosque, Baitul Mukarram, during Eid al-Fitr on July 29, 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh
A woman is overcome with emotions as she prays at the National Mosque, Baitul Mukarram, in Dhaka, Bangladesh
An Iranian Muslim woman performs her Eid al-Fitr prayers in western Tehran on July 29, 2014
An Iranian Muslim woman performs her Eid al-Fitr prayers in western Tehran.
An Indian Muslim child prays as he stands near the entrance to a mosque, as he and other devotees congregated to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr festival, in southern Delhi 29 July 2014
An Indian child prays near the entrance to a mosque to celebrate Eid in southern Delhi.
Taiwanese Muslim boys celebrate Eid-al-Fitr at the Taichung Mosque in Taichung City, western Taiwan, 29 July 2014
Taiwanese Muslim boys smile as they prepare to celebrate Eid at the Taichung Mosque in western Taiwan.