24 August, 2014 / Shawwal 27, 1435

For Muslims, the month of Ramadan is a test of will and faith. The senses are denied to make room for the recognition of all the privileges one is blessed with. Eidul Fitr is the holiday marked to celebrate, with a show of colour and merriment, the blessings of nature and life.This is a gallery showing Muslims all over the world in the transition between the end of Ramadan and the beginning of this holy festival.

A Nepalese Muslim boy offers Friday prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Kathmandu. — Reuters Photo
A Nepalese Muslim boy offers Friday prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Kathmandu. — Reuters Photo
Pakistani Muslims pray during the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi. — AFP Photo
Pakistani Muslims pray during the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi. — AFP Photo
Muslims sit on stairs offering their first Friday prayer during Ramadan at the courtyard of Sultan Ahmet Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey. — AP Photo
Muslims sit on stairs offering their first Friday prayer during Ramadan at the courtyard of Sultan Ahmet Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey. — AP Photo
An Indonesian Muslim man prays at a mosque in the holy month of Ramadan in Jakarta. — AFP Photo
An Indonesian Muslim man prays at a mosque in the holy month of Ramadan in Jakarta. — AFP Photo
Palestinian worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. — AFP Photo
Palestinian worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. — AFP Photo
An Indonesian man reads Quran as he waits for the time to break his fast at a mosque in Solo, Central Java. — AP Photo
An Indonesian man reads Quran as he waits for the time to break his fast at a mosque in Solo, Central Java. — AP Photo
Muslims leave a mosque after Friday prayers as the sky is covered by haze during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. — AP Photo
Muslims leave a mosque after Friday prayers as the sky is covered by haze during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. — AP Photo
Worshippers circle the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the holy Muslim city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. — AP Photo
Worshippers circle the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the holy Muslim city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. — AP Photo
A Nepalese Muslim offers prayers at a mosque in Katmandu, Nepal. — AP Photo
A Nepalese Muslim offers prayers at a mosque in Katmandu, Nepal. — AP Photo
The illuminated Jama Masjid Mosque  in New Delhi. — AFP Photo
The illuminated Jama Masjid Mosque in New Delhi. — AFP Photo
Indian Muslim men perform ablution before offering prayers at an old Mughal era mosque in New Delhi.  — AP Photo
Indian Muslim men perform ablution before offering prayers at an old Mughal era mosque in New Delhi. — AP Photo
Worshippers arrive at the illuminated Mamon Mosque for special prayers in Karachi, during Lailat ul-Qader, also known as the Night of Power, the 27th night of the Holy month of Ramadan.—Photo by AFP
Worshippers arrive at the illuminated Mamon Mosque for special prayers in Karachi, during Lailat ul-Qader, also known as the Night of Power, the 27th night of the Holy month of Ramadan.—Photo by AFP
A woman buys costume jewellery in preparation for Eidul Fitr at a stall in Lahore.—Photo by Reuters
A woman buys costume jewellery in preparation for Eidul Fitr at a stall in Lahore.—Photo by Reuters
Bands of coloured light stream through reflecting on the wall of a mosque as a boy looks up at a stained glass window, in Gaza City.—Photo by AFP
Bands of coloured light stream through reflecting on the wall of a mosque as a boy looks up at a stained glass window, in Gaza City.—Photo by AFP
Worshippers in Kashmir pray during a special prayer service for Lailat ul-Qader, at Kashmir's 600-year-old grand mosque Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar.—Photo by AFP
Worshippers in Kashmir pray during a special prayer service for Lailat ul-Qader, at Kashmir's 600-year-old grand mosque Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar.—Photo by AFP
A shopkeeper waits for customers for the Eid festival, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.—Photo by AFP
A shopkeeper waits for customers for the Eid festival, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.—Photo by AFP
Women shop for bangles in preparation for Eidul Fitr at a stall in Islamabad.—Photo by Reuters
Women shop for bangles in preparation for Eidul Fitr at a stall in Islamabad.—Photo by Reuters
Internally displaced women lining up for food at a distribution center in Afgoye, Somalia. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Red Crescent gave out food aid as part of a program they are conducting during the month of Ramadan.—Photo by AFP
Internally displaced women lining up for food at a distribution center in Afgoye, Somalia. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Red Crescent gave out food aid as part of a program they are conducting during the month of Ramadan.—Photo by AFP
Women shopping for  shoes at a market ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eidul Fitr, in Karachi.—Photo by AFP
Women shopping for shoes at a market ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eidul Fitr, in Karachi.—Photo by AFP
Men buy dry fruits and sweets for the Eid festival, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at a market in Afghanistan.—Photo by AFP
Men buy dry fruits and sweets for the Eid festival, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at a market in Afghanistan.—Photo by AFP
Children wait for their train to arrive, which will take them back to their hometown, ahead of the Muslim Eidul Fitr holiday, at Pasar Senen train station in Jakarta.—Photo by Reuters
Children wait for their train to arrive, which will take them back to their hometown, ahead of the Muslim Eidul Fitr holiday, at Pasar Senen train station in Jakarta.—Photo by Reuters
A woman in Palestine decorates traditional biscuits popular on the occasion of Eidul Fitrat her home in the West Bank city of Ramallah.—Photo by AFP
A woman in Palestine decorates traditional biscuits popular on the occasion of Eidul Fitrat her home in the West Bank city of Ramallah.—Photo by AFP
A Lebanese man prays at a mosque in Beirut, Lebanon. — AP Photo
A Lebanese man prays at a mosque in Beirut, Lebanon. — AP Photo
A  trader attends to her customer at a market ahead of Eidul Fitr celebrations in Malaysia's northeastern town of Kota Bharu.—Photo by Reuters
A trader attends to her customer at a market ahead of Eidul Fitr celebrations in Malaysia's northeastern town of Kota Bharu.—Photo by Reuters
A beautician applies traditional henna designs to the hand of a customer ahead of the festivities of Eidul Fitr in Islamabad.—Photo by AFP
A beautician applies traditional henna designs to the hand of a customer ahead of the festivities of Eidul Fitr in Islamabad.—Photo by AFP
A Palestinian fixes lights in an illuminated street outside the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem. — AFP Photo
A Palestinian fixes lights in an illuminated street outside the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem. — AFP Photo

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