20 September, 2014 / Ziqa'ad 24, 1435

Anticipating Eid

Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims will celebrate Eid depending on the sighting of the new moon for Shawwal, the month that falls after Ramadan on the lunar Islamic calendar.

Pakistani Muslims break their fast at the grand Faisal Mosque. - Photo by AFP
Pakistani Muslims break their fast at the grand Faisal Mosque. - Photo by AFP
Somali bakery workers prepare biscuits in Mogadishu's Hamarweyne market on the eve of the Muslim Eid festival. - Photo by AFP
Somali bakery workers prepare biscuits in Mogadishu's Hamarweyne market on the eve of the Muslim Eid festival. - Photo by AFP
An electrical technician inspects decorative lights on the illuminated Sidi Saiyad Jali Mosque during the holy month Muslim of Ramadan. - Photo by AFP
An electrical technician inspects decorative lights on the illuminated Sidi Saiyad Jali Mosque during the holy month Muslim of Ramadan. - Photo by AFP
An Afghan woman buys dry fruits during the month of Ramadan as Eid al-Fitr approaches in Herat. - Photo by AFP
An Afghan woman buys dry fruits during the month of Ramadan as Eid al-Fitr approaches in Herat. - Photo by AFP
An Afghan baker arranges traditional cookies as Eid-e Fitr approaches, during the month of Ramadan in Jalalabad. - Photo by AFP
An Afghan baker arranges traditional cookies as Eid-e Fitr approaches, during the month of Ramadan in Jalalabad. - Photo by AFP
Bangladeshis cram onto a train as they rush home to be with their families in remote villages ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr. - Photo by AFP
Bangladeshis cram onto a train as they rush home to be with their families in remote villages ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr. - Photo by AFP
A disabled Pakistani Muslim arrives to offer Jummat-ul-Vida, last Friday, prayers during the holy month of Ramadan at the Dada Darbar mosque, Lahore. - Photo by AFP
A disabled Pakistani Muslim arrives to offer Jummat-ul-Vida, last Friday, prayers during the holy month of Ramadan at the Dada Darbar mosque, Lahore. - Photo by AFP
Palestinian women make traditional date-filled cookies in preparation for the Eid al-Fitr holiday at their home in Rafah. - Photo by AFP
Palestinian women make traditional date-filled cookies in preparation for the Eid al-Fitr holiday at their home in Rafah. - Photo by AFP
Indian Muslims break their Ramadan fast on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid, in New Delhi. - Photo by AP
Indian Muslims break their Ramadan fast on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid, in New Delhi. - Photo by AP
Indonesian women buy flowers  in preparation for Eid al-Fitr holiday at a market in Jakarta. - Photo by AP
Indonesian women buy flowers in preparation for Eid al-Fitr holiday at a market in Jakarta. - Photo by AP
A Muslim man is reflected in a mirror as he tries on a songkok cap at a Ramadan bazaar in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur. - Photo by AP
A Muslim man is reflected in a mirror as he tries on a songkok cap at a Ramadan bazaar in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur. - Photo by AP
Pakistani women display traditional bangles for sale in preparation for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr festival in a market in Peshawar. - Photo by AP
Pakistani women display traditional bangles for sale in preparation for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr festival in a market in Peshawar. - Photo by AP
Kashmiri Muslims shop for the upcoming Eid festival, in Srinagar. - Photo by AP
Kashmiri Muslims shop for the upcoming Eid festival, in Srinagar. - Photo by AP
Passengers sit on top of an overcrowded train as it heads for Jamalpur from Dhaka August 16, 2012. Millions of residents in Dhaka are traveling home from the capital city to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday. - Photo by Reuters
Passengers sit on top of an overcrowded train as it heads for Jamalpur from Dhaka August 16, 2012. Millions of residents in Dhaka are traveling home from the capital city to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday. - Photo by Reuters
Women select jewelry before buying it from a vendor ahead of the Eid-al-Fitr festival in Srinagar. - Photo by Reuters
Women select jewelry before buying it from a vendor ahead of the Eid-al-Fitr festival in Srinagar. - Photo by Reuters
A Muslim woman shops for headscarves ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival at a bazaar in Kuala Lumpur. - Photo by Reuters
A Muslim woman shops for headscarves ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival at a bazaar in Kuala Lumpur. - Photo by Reuters

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