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Joy and devotion mark Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations

Last updated on: July 29, 2014 19:06 IST

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Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, is being celebrated across the country on Tuesday. Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims who abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset and it culminates in Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.

 


Image: Young boys congratulate each other after saying their Eid-ul-Fitr prayers in Thane.
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

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Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, is being celebrated across the country on Tuesday. Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims who abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset and it culminates in Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.

 

 


Image: Muslims offer prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr at the historic Taj Mahal in Agra.
Photographs: Brijesh Singh/Reuters

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A Nepalese Muslim boy offers prayer during Eid ul-Fitr celebrations at a mosque in Kathmandu.

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Photographs: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

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Palestinian refugees perform Eid ul-Fitr prayers at Al-Baqaa Palestinian refugee camp, near Amman.

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Pakistani Muslims congratulate each other after saying their Eid-ul-Fitr  prayers at the Badshahi mosque in Lahore. 


Photographs: Mohsin Raza/Reuters

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A police official greets a young boy after the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers in Mumbai.


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Muslim women listen to a speech by Imam after having their Iftar (breaking of fast) meal on the last day of the holy fasting month of Ramzan at the Jama Masjid in the old quarters of Delhi.

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Photographs: Ahmad Masood

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A woman feeds a man lamb kebab as they celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr near the Niujie mosque in Beijing.


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Muslim worshippers embrace after Eid-ul-Fitr services in the Queens borough of New York.

 

 


Photographs: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

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Muslims offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr that marks the end of the Islamic month of Ramzan in Guwahati.

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A man performs a traditional dance in celebration after attending Eid-ul-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

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Photographs: Feisal Omar/Reuters

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A Palestinian slips through an opening in Jerusalem's Old City wall as he heads to visit a grave at a cemetery on Eid-ul-Fitr.

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Photographs: Ammar Awad/Reuters

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Muslims sit on a small boat as row in between traditional Indonesian ships on their way to attend prayers on Eid-ul-Fitr at Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta.


Photographs: Darren Whiteside/Reuters

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Muslims attend a prayer session on a street near a mosque on Eid-ul-Fitr, in Shanghai. 


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