Eid Mubarak! 10 Stunning Pictures from this Year's Celebrations

Published June 26th, 2017 - 08:36 GMT

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Eid el-Fitr is one of the most important festivals for Muslims around the globe as it marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It starts with the sighting of the new moon, this year falling on the night of the 24th and 25th of June.

Group prayers, charitable activities and family visits are essential during Eid, which lasts up to three days.

Here are 10 stunning pictures capturing how Muslims celebrate Eid 2017 in different countries, often defying hardship and violence. Continue reading below »

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Muslims in Bangladesh mount the train, as they seek to celebrate Eid el-Fitr with their families. Bangladesh has one of the largest Muslim population of the world and using public transportation ahead of Eid can become a challenge. Dhaka, on 22 June, 2017.
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Image 1 of 10:  1 / 10Muslims in Bangladesh mount the train, as they seek to celebrate Eid el-Fitr with their families. Bangladesh has one of the largest Muslim population of the world and using public transportation ahead of Eid can become a challenge. Dhaka, on 22 June, 2017.

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Wearing colorful bangles and putting on Henna during Eid is popular among women in Pakistan. Preparing the perfect outfit continues until the last moment. However, this year’s raising food prices have made it difficult for some to afford the extra expenses. Karachi on June 23, 2017.
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Image 2 of 10:  2 / 10Wearing colorful bangles and putting on Henna during Eid is popular among women in Pakistan. Preparing the perfect outfit continues until the last moment. However, this year’s raising food prices have made it difficult for some to afford the extra expenses. Karachi on June 23, 2017.

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Cookies and sweets are prepared ahead of Eid festivities. While previously families used to do them at home, nowadays many buy them from the market. Here, a man bakes biscuits in the northwestern Moroccan city of Chefchaouen, in the Rif mountains, on June 20, 2017.
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Image 3 of 10:  3 / 10Cookies and sweets are prepared ahead of Eid festivities. While previously families used to do them at home, nowadays many buy them from the market. Here, a man bakes biscuits in the northwestern Moroccan city of Chefchaouen, in the Rif mountains, on June 20, 2017.

(Source: AFP)

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An Afghan resident offers prayers at the start of the Eid el-Fitr holiday at open air mosque on the outskirts of Jalalabad on June 25, 2017. Afghanistan has witnessed the deadliest Ramadan since 2001, with 200 people killed and hundreds wounded. This year, many people have avoided large public gatherings out of fears for further attacks.
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Image 4 of 10:  4 / 10An Afghan resident offers prayers at the start of the Eid el-Fitr holiday at open air mosque on the outskirts of Jalalabad on June 25, 2017. Afghanistan has witnessed the deadliest Ramadan since 2001, with 200 people killed and hundreds wounded. This year, many people have avoided large public gatherings out of fears for further attacks.

(Source: AFP)

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Muslims pray in the streets of Moscow near the central mosque on Eid el-Fitr. Islam is the second largest religion in Russia and the predominant religion of Caucasians and Turkic people. The country also hosts many Muslim migrant workers from Central Asia.
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Image 5 of 10:  5 / 10Muslims pray in the streets of Moscow near the central mosque on Eid el-Fitr. Islam is the second largest religion in Russia and the predominant religion of Caucasians and Turkic people. The country also hosts many Muslim migrant workers from Central Asia.

(Source: AFP)

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Muslim worshippers gather to perform Eid el-Fitr prayers at the Blue mosque in Istanbul on June 25, 2017. The Blue mosque, while a famous tourist side, is still used for prayers and closes for visitors during praying hours.
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Image 6 of 10:  6 / 10Muslim worshippers gather to perform Eid el-Fitr prayers at the Blue mosque in Istanbul on June 25, 2017. The Blue mosque, while a famous tourist side, is still used for prayers and closes for visitors during praying hours.

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A Palestinian Family at a cemetery in Jerusalem’s old city during Eid. For many Palestinians, visiting the holy city and family members during Ramadan remains difficult. Although Israel issues special Ramadan permits for Palestinians to cross the 1967 border, access remains restricted and after an attack on June 17th, Israel revoked the permits.
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Image 7 of 10:  7 / 10A Palestinian Family at a cemetery in Jerusalem’s old city during Eid. For many Palestinians, visiting the holy city and family members during Ramadan remains difficult. Although Israel issues special Ramadan permits for Palestinians to cross the 1967 border, access remains restricted and after an attack on June 17th, Israel revoked the permits.

(Source: AFP)

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Women and girls gather to pray in Gaza city during Eid. While the electricity crisis has left residents with only a few hours of power per day during the holy month of Ramadan, electricity came in time for the Eid celebrations. The Egyptian authorities allowed fuel to enter Gaza on Wednesday, enabling Gaza’s only power plant to resume operations.
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Image 8 of 10:  8 / 10Women and girls gather to pray in Gaza city during Eid. While the electricity crisis has left residents with only a few hours of power per day during the holy month of Ramadan, electricity came in time for the Eid celebrations. The Egyptian authorities allowed fuel to enter Gaza on Wednesday, enabling Gaza’s only power plant to resume operations.

(Source: AFP)

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Muslims, who fled the violence in Marawi, pray during Eid in Iligan, Philippines, on June 25, 2017. The military offensive against fighters linked to Daesh continues in the city of Marawi. Weapons only rested for a few hours, after a ceasefire was declared to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
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Image 9 of 10:  9 / 10Muslims, who fled the violence in Marawi, pray during Eid in Iligan, Philippines, on June 25, 2017. The military offensive against fighters linked to Daesh continues in the city of Marawi. Weapons only rested for a few hours, after a ceasefire was declared to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

(Source: AFP)

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Muslim worshippers perform Eid el-Fitr prayers at the Martyrs' Square in the Libyan capital Tripoli on June 25, 2017. Since the toppling of Muamar Gaddafi in 2011, the country remains trapped in a civil war. Since 2014, fighting mostly occurs between the two rival governments, the House of Representatives and General National Congress.
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Image 10 of 10:  10 / 10Muslim worshippers perform Eid el-Fitr prayers at the Martyrs' Square in the Libyan capital Tripoli on June 25, 2017. Since the toppling of Muamar Gaddafi in 2011, the country remains trapped in a civil war. Since 2014, fighting mostly occurs between the two rival governments, the House of Representatives and General National Congress.

(Source: AFP)

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Muslims in Bangladesh mount the train, as they seek to celebrate Eid el-Fitr with their families. Bangladesh has one of the largest Muslim population of the world and using public transportation ahead of Eid can become a challenge. Dhaka, on 22 June, 2017.

Image 1 of 10Muslims in Bangladesh mount the train, as they seek to celebrate Eid el-Fitr with their families. Bangladesh has one of the largest Muslim population of the world and using public transportation ahead of Eid can become a challenge. Dhaka, on 22 June, 2017.

(Source: AFP)

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Wearing colorful bangles and putting on Henna during Eid is popular among women in Pakistan. Preparing the perfect outfit continues until the last moment. However, this year’s raising food prices have made it difficult for some to afford the extra expenses. Karachi on June 23, 2017.

Image 2 of 10Wearing colorful bangles and putting on Henna during Eid is popular among women in Pakistan. Preparing the perfect outfit continues until the last moment. However, this year’s raising food prices have made it difficult for some to afford the extra expenses. Karachi on June 23, 2017.

(Source: AFP)

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Cookies and sweets are prepared ahead of Eid festivities. While previously families used to do them at home, nowadays many buy them from the market. Here, a man bakes biscuits in the northwestern Moroccan city of Chefchaouen, in the Rif mountains, on June 20, 2017.

Image 3 of 10Cookies and sweets are prepared ahead of Eid festivities. While previously families used to do them at home, nowadays many buy them from the market. Here, a man bakes biscuits in the northwestern Moroccan city of Chefchaouen, in the Rif mountains, on June 20, 2017.

(Source: AFP)

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An Afghan resident offers prayers at the start of the Eid el-Fitr holiday at open air mosque on the outskirts of Jalalabad on June 25, 2017. Afghanistan has witnessed the deadliest Ramadan since 2001, with 200 people killed and hundreds wounded. This year, many people have avoided large public gatherings out of fears for further attacks.

Image 4 of 10An Afghan resident offers prayers at the start of the Eid el-Fitr holiday at open air mosque on the outskirts of Jalalabad on June 25, 2017. Afghanistan has witnessed the deadliest Ramadan since 2001, with 200 people killed and hundreds wounded. This year, many people have avoided large public gatherings out of fears for further attacks.

(Source: AFP)

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Muslims pray in the streets of Moscow near the central mosque on Eid el-Fitr. Islam is the second largest religion in Russia and the predominant religion of Caucasians and Turkic people. The country also hosts many Muslim migrant workers from Central Asia.

Image 5 of 10Muslims pray in the streets of Moscow near the central mosque on Eid el-Fitr. Islam is the second largest religion in Russia and the predominant religion of Caucasians and Turkic people. The country also hosts many Muslim migrant workers from Central Asia.

(Source: AFP)

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Muslim worshippers gather to perform Eid el-Fitr prayers at the Blue mosque in Istanbul on June 25, 2017. The Blue mosque, while a famous tourist side, is still used for prayers and closes for visitors during praying hours.

Image 6 of 10Muslim worshippers gather to perform Eid el-Fitr prayers at the Blue mosque in Istanbul on June 25, 2017. The Blue mosque, while a famous tourist side, is still used for prayers and closes for visitors during praying hours.

(Source: AFP)

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A Palestinian Family at a cemetery in Jerusalem’s old city during Eid. For many Palestinians, visiting the holy city and family members during Ramadan remains difficult. Although Israel issues special Ramadan permits for Palestinians to cross the 1967 border, access remains restricted and after an attack on June 17th, Israel revoked the permits.

Image 7 of 10A Palestinian Family at a cemetery in Jerusalem’s old city during Eid. For many Palestinians, visiting the holy city and family members during Ramadan remains difficult. Although Israel issues special Ramadan permits for Palestinians to cross the 1967 border, access remains restricted and after an attack on June 17th, Israel revoked the permits.

(Source: AFP)

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Women and girls gather to pray in Gaza city during Eid. While the electricity crisis has left residents with only a few hours of power per day during the holy month of Ramadan, electricity came in time for the Eid celebrations. The Egyptian authorities allowed fuel to enter Gaza on Wednesday, enabling Gaza’s only power plant to resume operations.

Image 8 of 10Women and girls gather to pray in Gaza city during Eid. While the electricity crisis has left residents with only a few hours of power per day during the holy month of Ramadan, electricity came in time for the Eid celebrations. The Egyptian authorities allowed fuel to enter Gaza on Wednesday, enabling Gaza’s only power plant to resume operations.

(Source: AFP)

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Muslims, who fled the violence in Marawi, pray during Eid in Iligan, Philippines, on June 25, 2017. The military offensive against fighters linked to Daesh continues in the city of Marawi. Weapons only rested for a few hours, after a ceasefire was declared to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Image 9 of 10Muslims, who fled the violence in Marawi, pray during Eid in Iligan, Philippines, on June 25, 2017. The military offensive against fighters linked to Daesh continues in the city of Marawi. Weapons only rested for a few hours, after a ceasefire was declared to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

(Source: AFP)

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Muslim worshippers perform Eid el-Fitr prayers at the Martyrs' Square in the Libyan capital Tripoli on June 25, 2017. Since the toppling of Muamar Gaddafi in 2011, the country remains trapped in a civil war. Since 2014, fighting mostly occurs between the two rival governments, the House of Representatives and General National Congress.

Image 10 of 10Muslim worshippers perform Eid el-Fitr prayers at the Martyrs' Square in the Libyan capital Tripoli on June 25, 2017. Since the toppling of Muamar Gaddafi in 2011, the country remains trapped in a civil war. Since 2014, fighting mostly occurs between the two rival governments, the House of Representatives and General National Congress.

(Source: AFP)

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