Celebrating Eid

Jul 12, 2013, 18:03 PM IST
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A Bangladeshi vendor displays traditional food items as Muslims crowd the area to break their fast on the first day of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A Bangladeshi vendor displays traditional food items as Muslims crowd the area to break their fast on the first day of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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People break fast, sharing food on Istiklal avenue, in Istanbul, Turkey.

People break fast, sharing food on Istiklal avenue, in Istanbul, Turkey.

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A man washes his hands before entering a mosque for Friday prayers during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A man washes his hands before entering a mosque for Friday prayers during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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A Muslim boy walks past elders offering Friday prayers at Mecca Masjid mosque in Hyderabad. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk.

A Muslim boy walks past elders offering Friday prayers at Mecca Masjid mosque in Hyderabad. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk.

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A Pakistani police officer stands guard as people proceed to offer Friday prayers at a local mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan when observants fast from dawn till dusk.

A Pakistani police officer stands guard as people proceed to offer Friday prayers at a local mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan when observants fast from dawn till dusk.

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Nepalese Muslims offer prayers at a mosque in Katmandu. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk.

Nepalese Muslims offer prayers at a mosque in Katmandu. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk.

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Muslims offer prayers at a mosque in Ahmadabad. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk.

Muslims offer prayers at a mosque in Ahmadabad. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk.

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An Afghan worker makes sweets at a traditional factory ahead of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Kandahar southern of Kabul, Afghanistan.

An Afghan worker makes sweets at a traditional factory ahead of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Kandahar southern of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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A Pakistani woman receives milk, sweetened with fruit juice, for Iftar to break the fast during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

A Pakistani woman receives milk, sweetened with fruit juice, for Iftar to break the fast during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Pakistani workers attend the daily Asr prayer, or afternoon prayer, on a street median during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, on the outskirts of Islamabad.

Pakistani workers attend the daily Asr prayer, or afternoon prayer, on a street median during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, on the outskirts of Islamabad.

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An elderly Kashmiri Muslim man reads verses from the Quran, Islam`s holy book inside the Jamia Masjid, or Grand Mosque in Srinagar.

An elderly Kashmiri Muslim man reads verses from the Quran, Islam`s holy book inside the Jamia Masjid, or Grand Mosque in Srinagar.

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Officials prepare meals provided free for Muslim devotees to break their fast at a mosque in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

Officials prepare meals provided free for Muslim devotees to break their fast at a mosque in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

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An Egyptian man uses prayer beads as he waits for the afternoon prayer at al-Azhar mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt.

An Egyptian man uses prayer beads as he waits for the afternoon prayer at al-Azhar mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt.

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An Iranian woman recites verses from the Quran during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Tehran, Iran.

An Iranian woman recites verses from the Quran during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Tehran, Iran.

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Teachers show a giant Quran displayed at Al-Ashriyyah Nurul Iman boarding school in Parung,West Java, Indonesia.

Teachers show a giant Quran displayed at Al-Ashriyyah Nurul Iman boarding school in Parung,West Java, Indonesia.

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Supporters of Egypt`s ousted President Mohammed Morsi read verses from Islam`s holy book the Quran as they pray the Tarawih prayer, after the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

Supporters of Egypt`s ousted President Mohammed Morsi read verses from Islam`s holy book the Quran as they pray the Tarawih prayer, after the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

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A Pakistani student of a madrassa, or Islamic school, attends a test in reciting verses of the Quran, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in a Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan.

A Pakistani student of a madrassa, or Islamic school, attends a test in reciting verses of the Quran, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in a Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Afghan youths read the Quran during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghan youths read the Quran during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Palestinians pray at al-Aqsa Mosque compound during a holy Muslim month of Ramadan in Jerusalem.

Palestinians pray at al-Aqsa Mosque compound during a holy Muslim month of Ramadan in Jerusalem.

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, prays at the holy shrine of Imam Abbas in Karbala, Iraq. The outgoing Iranian president’s visits to the cities of Najaf and Karbala during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan followed meetings with top Iraqi officials in Baghdad.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, prays at the holy shrine of Imam Abbas in Karbala, Iraq. The outgoing Iranian president’s visits to the cities of Najaf and Karbala during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan followed meetings with top Iraqi officials in Baghdad.

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Kashmiri Muslims break their fast inside a mosque during Ramadan in Srinagar.

Kashmiri Muslims break their fast inside a mosque during Ramadan in Srinagar.

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President Barack Obama speaks as he hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.

President Barack Obama speaks as he hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.

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Bangladeshi Muslims offer Friday prayers of Ramadan at Baitul Mukaram national mosque in Dhaka.

Bangladeshi Muslims offer Friday prayers of Ramadan at Baitul Mukaram national mosque in Dhaka.

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Muslims carry plates of food to attend an Iftar, or the meal that breaks the day`s fast, during the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Guwahati.

Muslims carry plates of food to attend an Iftar, or the meal that breaks the day`s fast, during the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Guwahati.

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Pakistani Muslims wait for Iftar, breakfast in English, to break their dawn to dusk fast during Ramadan in Quetta, Pakistan.

Pakistani Muslims wait for Iftar, breakfast in English, to break their dawn to dusk fast during Ramadan in Quetta, Pakistan.

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John Kerry, is seated with Israel`s Justice Minister and chief negotiator Tzipi Livni, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and Yitzhak Molcho, an adviser to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, at an Iftar dinner, which celebrates Ramadan, at the State Department in Washington.

John Kerry, is seated with Israel`s Justice Minister and chief negotiator Tzipi Livni, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and Yitzhak Molcho, an adviser to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, at an Iftar dinner, which celebrates Ramadan, at the State Department in Washington.

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Iranians read Quran during a religious ceremony marking Imam Ali`s death at the Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery, just outside Tehran, Iran.

Iranians read Quran during a religious ceremony marking Imam Ali`s death at the Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery, just outside Tehran, Iran.

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Muslim children take lessons on the Quran at a Madrasa or Muslim religious school, during Ramadan in New Delhi.

Muslim children take lessons on the Quran at a Madrasa or Muslim religious school, during Ramadan in New Delhi.

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Pakistani volunteers provide food to people waiting for Iftar, the meal that breaks the day`s fast, during the holy month of Ramadan in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Pakistani volunteers provide food to people waiting for Iftar, the meal that breaks the day`s fast, during the holy month of Ramadan in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Muslims gather after Eid al-Fitr prayers that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Muslims gather after Eid al-Fitr prayers that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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A man walks after Eid al-Fitr prayers that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia.

A man walks after Eid al-Fitr prayers that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Pakistani girls get their hands painted with henna ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday in Karachi.

Pakistani girls get their hands painted with henna ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday in Karachi.

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Safia Durri, 3, plays with her mother Hanan Abubeke before the Eid ul Fitr prayer service and celebration at Reliant Center in Houston.

Safia Durri, 3, plays with her mother Hanan Abubeke before the Eid ul Fitr prayer service and celebration at Reliant Center in Houston.

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Ayesha Dawood, 12, quietly leaves Reliant Center after the Eid ul Fitr prayer service and celebration in Houston.

Ayesha Dawood, 12, quietly leaves Reliant Center after the Eid ul Fitr prayer service and celebration in Houston.

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A artist paints a hand of a customer with henna ahead of the Eid al-Fitr in Bangalore.

A artist paints a hand of a customer with henna ahead of the Eid al-Fitr in Bangalore.

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Muslims take part in Eid al-Fitr prayers at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

Muslims take part in Eid al-Fitr prayers at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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A young Muslim girl watches as others take part in Eid al-Fitr prayers at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

A young Muslim girl watches as others take part in Eid al-Fitr prayers at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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Muslims take part in Eid al-Fitr prayers at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

Muslims take part in Eid al-Fitr prayers at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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Sri Lankan Muslims embrace each other as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Colombo.

Sri Lankan Muslims embrace each other as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Colombo.

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Muslims offer prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr in the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla Mosque in New Delhi.

Muslims offer prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr in the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla Mosque in New Delhi.

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A Myanmar Muslim boy joins as Muslims gather to pray at a mosque during the festival of Eid al-Fitr on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar.

A Myanmar Muslim boy joins as Muslims gather to pray at a mosque during the festival of Eid al-Fitr on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar.

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Muslim boys greet each other after offering prayers on Eid-al-Fitr in Allahabad.

Muslim boys greet each other after offering prayers on Eid-al-Fitr in Allahabad.

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Indian Muslims buy sweets after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers in Kolkata.

Indian Muslims buy sweets after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers in Kolkata.

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Muslims take photos after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

Muslims take photos after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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Myanmar Muslims greet each other after offering prayer to mark the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, the end of holy fasting month of Ramadan in Yangon, Myanmar.

Myanmar Muslims greet each other after offering prayer to mark the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, the end of holy fasting month of Ramadan in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Myanmar Muslims greet each other after offering prayers during a celebration of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of holy fasting month of Ramadan in Yangon, Myanmar.

Myanmar Muslims greet each other after offering prayers during a celebration of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of holy fasting month of Ramadan in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Young Muslim girls offer prayers at Eidgah during Eid al-Fitr in Allahabad.

Young Muslim girls offer prayers at Eidgah during Eid al-Fitr in Allahabad.

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