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In Pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr around the world

Updated : June 05, 2019 07:41 AM IST

Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr, marking the last day of the holy month of Ramadan with great fervor. ‘Eid al-Fitr’, which means the festival of breaking the fast, begins with the first sighting of the new moon and varies from countries to countries. While many consider the moon sightings in Mecca to celebrate Eid, others consider the local sightings. Countries including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Afghanistan, and Iraq started their celebrations on Tuesday. While India, Egypt, Syria, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Australia will start their celebrations on Wednesday.

A boy attends Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
A boy attends Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
Indonesian youths light firecrackers and flares as they celebrate the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on a street in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. People in the world's most populous Muslim country flock to the streets in the capital on the eve of Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the holiest month in Muslim calendar. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Indonesian youths light firecrackers and flares as they celebrate the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on a street in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. People in the world's most populous Muslim country flock to the streets in the capital on the eve of Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the holiest month in Muslim calendar. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Russian police officers help Muslim believers cross a street following the annual celebration of Eid al-Fitr in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslims' holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian police officers help Muslim believers cross a street following the annual celebration of Eid al-Fitr in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslims' holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
A mufti and other Muslims pray outside the Moscow Cathedral Mosque during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslims' holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
A mufti and other Muslims pray outside the Moscow Cathedral Mosque during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslims' holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Muslims girls show their hands painted with henna to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
Muslims girls show their hands painted with henna to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
A Muslim girl gets her feet and hands painted with henna to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
A Muslim girl gets her feet and hands painted with henna to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
A Muslim girl shows her hands painted with henna to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
A Muslim girl shows her hands painted with henna to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Muslim women and men participate in the Dhuhr mid-afternoon prayers during Eid in the Park 2019 on Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Muslim women and men participate in the Dhuhr mid-afternoon prayers during Eid in the Park 2019 on Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
The Brown family of Philadelphia enjoy a game of UNO at Eid in the Park 2019 on Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
The Brown family of Philadelphia enjoy a game of UNO at Eid in the Park 2019 on Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Muslim women perform at Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a field in Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Muslim women perform at Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a field in Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Muslim women perform at Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a field in Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Muslim women perform at Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a field in Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
A Muslim woman carries a balloon as she attends Eid al-Fitr prayer to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a field in Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
A Muslim woman carries a balloon as she attends Eid al-Fitr prayer to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a field in Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, right, speaks during the Eid al-Fitr at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, June. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, right, speaks during the Eid al-Fitr at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, June. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan men attend Eid al-Fitr prayers at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan men attend Eid al-Fitr prayers at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Men hug each other after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers during the celebrations at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Men hug each other after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers during the celebrations at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Kenyan Muslims stand for prayers outside Masjid As-Salaam during the Eid al-Fitr prayers in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)
Kenyan Muslims stand for prayers outside Masjid As-Salaam during the Eid al-Fitr prayers in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)
Turkey's Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, early Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Turkey's Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, early Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Turkey's Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, early Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Turkey's Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, early Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Muslims offer prayers during the Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a Mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
Muslims offer prayers during the Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a Mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
Muslims pray in a square during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr holiday, a feast celebrated by Muslims worldwide, in Naples, Italy, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (Cesare Abbate/ANSA via AP)
Muslims pray in a square during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr holiday, a feast celebrated by Muslims worldwide, in Naples, Italy, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (Cesare Abbate/ANSA via AP)
Muslims pray in a mosque during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr holiday, a feast celebrated by Muslims worldwide, in Grozny, Russia, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
Muslims pray in a mosque during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr holiday, a feast celebrated by Muslims worldwide, in Grozny, Russia, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
Muslims pray in a mosque during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr holiday, a feast celebrated by Muslims worldwide, in Grozny, Russia, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
Muslims pray in a mosque during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr holiday, a feast celebrated by Muslims worldwide, in Grozny, Russia, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
Muslims pray in a mosque during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr holiday, a feast celebrated by Muslims worldwide, in Grozny, Russia, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
Muslims pray in a mosque during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr holiday, a feast celebrated by Muslims worldwide, in Grozny, Russia, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
Pakistani Muslims greet each other after offering the Eid al-Fitr prayers, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan a Mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
Pakistani Muslims greet each other after offering the Eid al-Fitr prayers, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan a Mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
Girls wait for the start of Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Members of the Romanian Muslim community gathered for Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
Girls wait for the start of Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Members of the Romanian Muslim community gathered for Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
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