Africa

Eid al-Fitr celebrated across Africa

A Nigeria Muslim family takes a selfie portrait before Eid al-Fitr prayer, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Lagos, Nigeria, Friday, July 17, 2015. Image copyright AP

Africa has a large Muslim population, who have been gathering to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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Image caption Eastleigh, a suburb of Kenya's capital Nairobi, has a large Somali population. Muslims gathered at a local school with women praying separately at the back.
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Image caption A closer look shows the many different colours worn by Eastleigh's women
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Image caption In another part of the same city, Muslims prayed at the Sir Ali Muslim club
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Image caption In Abidjan, Ivory Coast, worshippers filled out the streets
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Image caption In Senegal, as elsewhere, people buy new clothes for Eid, known locally as Korite. As often happens, the country's different Muslim sects are celebrating on different days
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Image caption They prayed in front of the Adjame mosque
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Image caption In Somalia's capital Mogadishu, African Union soldiers were patrolling outside this mosque in case of an attack by al-Shabab, which stepped up attacks during Ramadan
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Image caption Among the continent's leaders photographed praying is Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari (second right)
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Image caption Meanwhile in Egypt's capital Cairo, these girls took a moment to capture the moment
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Image caption And a moment of calm in El-Abidine mosque on the outskirts of Tunisia's capital, Tunis

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