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Hugs and prayers mark Eid around the world

August 09, 2013 15:50 IST

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The holy fasting month of Ramazan came to an end on Friday, with Muslims celebrating the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr across the world.

Mass prayers were held at mosques, and were followed by a warm exchange of greetings and embrace, and at the same time an expression of spreading messages of love and unity.

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Image: A Nepalese Muslim boy offers Friday prayers in Kathmandu
Photographs: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

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Indonesian Muslims children following the Eid-ul-Fitr prayer in Surabaya, Indonesia

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Photographs: Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images

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A boy attends prayers on Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, at the Parc Chanot exhibition centre in Marseille

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Photographs: Philippe Laurenson/Reuters

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Children ride swings during Eid-ul-Fitr in the port city of Sidon, southern Lebanon

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Photographs: Sharif Karim/Reuters
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Thousands of believers take part in morning prayers to celebrate the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr in Moscow, Russia.

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Photographs: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

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Sunni worshippers exchange greetings after their Eid prayers to mark the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at a Sunni mosque in Baghdad, Iraq

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Photographs: Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters

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A Muslim man embraces his son at the start of Eid at Lakemba mosque in Sydney, Australia

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Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

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Muslim children enjoy a meal during Eid celebrations, in Mexico City 

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Photographs: Henry Romero/Reuters

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A girl looks on as Muslim women pray during morning prayers on Eid, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Photographs: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

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Sunni Muslim embrace each other after taking part in Eid prayers at a mosque in the Brooklyn borough of New York

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Photographs: Stephanie Keith/Reuters

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A Nepalese Muslim man has kohl applied to his eyelid at the Kashmiri Takiya Jame mosque as he arrives for Eid mass prayers, in Kathmandu

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Photographs: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

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Somali residents dance to tradition tunes while celebrating Eid, north of capital Mogadishu

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Photographs: Feisal Omar/Reuters

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A lantern that looks like a robot is seen as Muslims parade on the streets on Eid in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Photographs: Feisal Omar/Reuters

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