20 beautiful pictures of Muslims celebrating Eid Al Fitr across the globe

Published August 10th, 2013 - 11:46 GMT

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The sighting of the full moon on Thursday marked the end of Ramadan and beginning of Eid al Fitr for Muslims around the world.

It was time for Muslims across the world to celebrate the three-day festive holiday through Eid traditions, including morning Eid prayers, big feasts, family visits, firework shows and festivals.

Celebrators shared a mix of gleeful and proud emotions, as the well-deserved celebration came after a hard month of fasting and resisting life's various vices and temptations. Continue reading below »

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Indian Muslims pray as they gather for Jummat-Ul-Vida prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan at the historic Jama Masjid in New Delhi on August 2, 2013, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival. (AFP)
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Image 1 of 20:  1 / 20Indian Muslims pray as they gather for Jummat-Ul-Vida prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan at the historic Jama Masjid in New Delhi on August 2, 2013, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival. (AFP)

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An Afghan shopkeeper waits for customers at his sweets shop for the Eid festival on August 6. (AFP)
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Image 2 of 20:  2 / 20An Afghan shopkeeper waits for customers at his sweets shop for the Eid festival on August 6. (AFP)

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A Palestinian woman wearing a bracelet in the colours of the national flag, lays out traditional date-filled cookies on a tray for baking in preparation for the Eid al-Fitr holiday at their home in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday. (AFP)
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Image 3 of 20:  3 / 20A Palestinian woman wearing a bracelet in the colours of the national flag, lays out traditional date-filled cookies on a tray for baking in preparation for the Eid al-Fitr holiday at their home in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday. (AFP)

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Pakistani women buy shoes at a market ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Fitr, in Karachi late on August 5, 2013. (AFP)
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Image 4 of 20:  4 / 20Pakistani women buy shoes at a market ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Fitr, in Karachi late on August 5, 2013. (AFP)

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A Pakistani beautician applies traditional henna designs to the hand of a customer ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid in Islamabad on August 6, 2013. (AFP)
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Image 5 of 20:  5 / 20A Pakistani beautician applies traditional henna designs to the hand of a customer ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid in Islamabad on August 6, 2013. (AFP)

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A Pakistani police commando patrols in the Eid Bazaar market ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Fitr, in Islamabad on August 7, 2013. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. (AFP)
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Image 6 of 20:  6 / 20A Pakistani police commando patrols in the Eid Bazaar market ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Fitr, in Islamabad on August 7, 2013. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. (AFP)

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 Hundreds of Muslims perform prayers on Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan in the Ivory Coast on August 8. (AFP)
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Image 7 of 20:  7 / 20 Hundreds of Muslims perform prayers on Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan in the Ivory Coast on August 8. (AFP)

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A Palestinian boy walks holding a balloon in front of the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound where Muslims perform the morning Eid Al-Fitr prayer in the old city of Jerusalem on August 8. (AFP)
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Image 8 of 20:  8 / 20A Palestinian boy walks holding a balloon in front of the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound where Muslims perform the morning Eid Al-Fitr prayer in the old city of Jerusalem on August 8. (AFP)

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Indonesian Muslims attend early morning Eid al-Fitr prayers near the coast in Bantul, Yogyakarta in central Java island on August 8. (AFP)
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Image 9 of 20:  9 / 20Indonesian Muslims attend early morning Eid al-Fitr prayers near the coast in Bantul, Yogyakarta in central Java island on August 8. (AFP)

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Chinese Muslims enjoy festive foods as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr at a mosque in Zibo, in eastern China's Shandong province on August 8. (AFP)
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Image 10 of 20:  10 / 20Chinese Muslims enjoy festive foods as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr at a mosque in Zibo, in eastern China's Shandong province on August 8. (AFP)

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An Afghan woman prays during Eid al-Fitin Herat on August 8. (AFP)
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Image 11 of 20:  11 / 20An Afghan woman prays during Eid al-Fitin Herat on August 8. (AFP)

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Palestinian children jump into a swimming pool in the village of Hawara, near the West Bank city of Nablus, on August 9, 2013, a day after Eid al-Fitr celebrations following the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. (AFP)
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Image 12 of 20:  12 / 20Palestinian children jump into a swimming pool in the village of Hawara, near the West Bank city of Nablus, on August 9, 2013, a day after Eid al-Fitr celebrations following the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. (AFP)

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A congregation listens as Hafiz Mohammad Saeed (L), chief of Pakistan's outlawed Islamic hardline Jamaat ud Dawa (JD), delivers his sermon following congregational Eid al-Fitr prayers in Lahore on August 9, 2013. Saeed was the mastermind behind the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai. (AFP)
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Image 13 of 20:  13 / 20A congregation listens as Hafiz Mohammad Saeed (L), chief of Pakistan's outlawed Islamic hardline Jamaat ud Dawa (JD), delivers his sermon following congregational Eid al-Fitr prayers in Lahore on August 9, 2013. Saeed was the mastermind behind the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai. (AFP)

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A Pakistani Muslim woman prays during Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Badshahi Masjid Mosque on August 9, 2013. (AFP)
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Image 14 of 20:  14 / 20A Pakistani Muslim woman prays during Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Badshahi Masjid Mosque on August 9, 2013. (AFP)

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A woman and girl sit in the shade in Burgess Park during an Eid celebration fun fair in London, England. (GETTY)
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Image 15 of 20:  15 / 20A woman and girl sit in the shade in Burgess Park during an Eid celebration fun fair in London, England. (GETTY)

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A customer displays her hands styled with henna that says 'Eid Mubarak' (Happy Eid) in Hyderabad, India. (GETTY)
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Image 16 of 20:  16 / 20A customer displays her hands styled with henna that says 'Eid Mubarak' (Happy Eid) in Hyderabad, India. (GETTY)

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Iranian women pray on the first day of Eid al-Fitr for Shiite Muslims in Tehran on August 9, 2013. (AFP)
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Image 17 of 20:  17 / 20Iranian women pray on the first day of Eid al-Fitr for Shiite Muslims in Tehran on August 9, 2013. (AFP)

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An armed guard stands watch as people celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Lido beach in Mogadishu. (AFP/AU/UN)
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Image 18 of 20:  18 / 20An armed guard stands watch as people celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Lido beach in Mogadishu. (AFP/AU/UN)

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Faithfuls pray during the Eid al-Fitr ceremony in Marseille, southern France, on August 8, 2013. (AFP)
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Image 19 of 20:  19 / 20Faithfuls pray during the Eid al-Fitr ceremony in Marseille, southern France, on August 8, 2013. (AFP)

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Muslims are pictured at Bamburi Public beach in the coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya on August 9, 2013. (AFP)
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Image 20 of 20:  20 / 20Muslims are pictured at Bamburi Public beach in the coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya on August 9, 2013. (AFP)

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Indian Muslims pray as they gather for Jummat-Ul-Vida prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan at the historic Jama Masjid in New Delhi on August 2, 2013, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival. (AFP)

Image 1 of 20Indian Muslims pray as they gather for Jummat-Ul-Vida prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan at the historic Jama Masjid in New Delhi on August 2, 2013, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival. (AFP)

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An Afghan shopkeeper waits for customers at his sweets shop for the Eid festival on August 6. (AFP)

Image 2 of 20An Afghan shopkeeper waits for customers at his sweets shop for the Eid festival on August 6. (AFP)

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A Palestinian woman wearing a bracelet in the colours of the national flag, lays out traditional date-filled cookies on a tray for baking in preparation for the Eid al-Fitr holiday at their home in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday. (AFP)

Image 3 of 20A Palestinian woman wearing a bracelet in the colours of the national flag, lays out traditional date-filled cookies on a tray for baking in preparation for the Eid al-Fitr holiday at their home in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday. (AFP)

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Pakistani women buy shoes at a market ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Fitr, in Karachi late on August 5, 2013. (AFP)

Image 4 of 20Pakistani women buy shoes at a market ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Fitr, in Karachi late on August 5, 2013. (AFP)

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A Pakistani beautician applies traditional henna designs to the hand of a customer ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid in Islamabad on August 6, 2013. (AFP)

Image 5 of 20A Pakistani beautician applies traditional henna designs to the hand of a customer ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid in Islamabad on August 6, 2013. (AFP)

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A Pakistani police commando patrols in the Eid Bazaar market ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Fitr, in Islamabad on August 7, 2013. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. (AFP)

Image 6 of 20A Pakistani police commando patrols in the Eid Bazaar market ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Fitr, in Islamabad on August 7, 2013. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. (AFP)

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 Hundreds of Muslims perform prayers on Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan in the Ivory Coast on August 8. (AFP)

Image 7 of 20 Hundreds of Muslims perform prayers on Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan in the Ivory Coast on August 8. (AFP)

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A Palestinian boy walks holding a balloon in front of the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound where Muslims perform the morning Eid Al-Fitr prayer in the old city of Jerusalem on August 8. (AFP)

Image 8 of 20A Palestinian boy walks holding a balloon in front of the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound where Muslims perform the morning Eid Al-Fitr prayer in the old city of Jerusalem on August 8. (AFP)

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Indonesian Muslims attend early morning Eid al-Fitr prayers near the coast in Bantul, Yogyakarta in central Java island on August 8. (AFP)

Image 9 of 20Indonesian Muslims attend early morning Eid al-Fitr prayers near the coast in Bantul, Yogyakarta in central Java island on August 8. (AFP)

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Chinese Muslims enjoy festive foods as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr at a mosque in Zibo, in eastern China's Shandong province on August 8. (AFP)

Image 10 of 20Chinese Muslims enjoy festive foods as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr at a mosque in Zibo, in eastern China's Shandong province on August 8. (AFP)

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An Afghan woman prays during Eid al-Fitin Herat on August 8. (AFP)

Image 11 of 20An Afghan woman prays during Eid al-Fitin Herat on August 8. (AFP)

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Palestinian children jump into a swimming pool in the village of Hawara, near the West Bank city of Nablus, on August 9, 2013, a day after Eid al-Fitr celebrations following the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. (AFP)

Image 12 of 20Palestinian children jump into a swimming pool in the village of Hawara, near the West Bank city of Nablus, on August 9, 2013, a day after Eid al-Fitr celebrations following the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. (AFP)

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A congregation listens as Hafiz Mohammad Saeed (L), chief of Pakistan's outlawed Islamic hardline Jamaat ud Dawa (JD), delivers his sermon following congregational Eid al-Fitr prayers in Lahore on August 9, 2013. Saeed was the mastermind behind the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai. (AFP)

Image 13 of 20A congregation listens as Hafiz Mohammad Saeed (L), chief of Pakistan's outlawed Islamic hardline Jamaat ud Dawa (JD), delivers his sermon following congregational Eid al-Fitr prayers in Lahore on August 9, 2013. Saeed was the mastermind behind the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai. (AFP)

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A Pakistani Muslim woman prays during Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Badshahi Masjid Mosque on August 9, 2013. (AFP)

Image 14 of 20A Pakistani Muslim woman prays during Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Badshahi Masjid Mosque on August 9, 2013. (AFP)

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A woman and girl sit in the shade in Burgess Park during an Eid celebration fun fair in London, England. (GETTY)

Image 15 of 20A woman and girl sit in the shade in Burgess Park during an Eid celebration fun fair in London, England. (GETTY)

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A customer displays her hands styled with henna that says 'Eid Mubarak' (Happy Eid) in Hyderabad, India. (GETTY)

Image 16 of 20A customer displays her hands styled with henna that says 'Eid Mubarak' (Happy Eid) in Hyderabad, India. (GETTY)

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Iranian women pray on the first day of Eid al-Fitr for Shiite Muslims in Tehran on August 9, 2013. (AFP)

Image 17 of 20Iranian women pray on the first day of Eid al-Fitr for Shiite Muslims in Tehran on August 9, 2013. (AFP)

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An armed guard stands watch as people celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Lido beach in Mogadishu. (AFP/AU/UN)

Image 18 of 20An armed guard stands watch as people celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Lido beach in Mogadishu. (AFP/AU/UN)

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Faithfuls pray during the Eid al-Fitr ceremony in Marseille, southern France, on August 8, 2013. (AFP)

Image 19 of 20Faithfuls pray during the Eid al-Fitr ceremony in Marseille, southern France, on August 8, 2013. (AFP)

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Muslims are pictured at Bamburi Public beach in the coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya on August 9, 2013. (AFP)

Image 20 of 20Muslims are pictured at Bamburi Public beach in the coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya on August 9, 2013. (AFP)

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Children especially enjoy Eid, as they are traditionally treated to new clothes and are given money as an “eedeyeh” (monetary Eid gift) by their elders.

Adults on the other hand indulge in parties and give money or food to the poor as a way of thanking God for everything that he has blessed them with.

Meanwhile, houses are adorned with lights and decorations, announcing the arrival of the most joyous occasion in the Islamic calendar.

Muslims across the world celebrated Eid Al Fitr in style - take a look at our selection of the most stunning pictures across the globe. 

Eid Mubarak!

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