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In pictures: Eidul Fitr around the world

How do Eid celebrations and prayers look in different countries? Explore this slideshow to find out.
Updated Jun 26, 2017 06:14pm

Eidul Fitr was celebrated by Muslims in various countries on Sunday and Monday.

The festival comes as Pakistan reels from a spate of terror attacks and a deadly oil tanker explosion, which together have left over 200 people dead within the span of a week.

Security has been heightened across the country to provide safety to citizens.

Despite efforts by the government, people in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas celebrated Eid a day before the official holiday recognised by the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee.

Men say their Eid prayers to mark the end of Ramzan at Badshahi mosque in Lahore. ─ Reuters
Men say their Eid prayers to mark the end of Ramzan at Badshahi mosque in Lahore. ─ Reuters

The hands of a girl, adorned with henna patterns, as she puts her arms around her father while traveling on bike during Eid in Karachi. ─ Reuters
The hands of a girl, adorned with henna patterns, as she puts her arms around her father while traveling on bike during Eid in Karachi. ─ Reuters

Women offer Eid prayers at Badshahi Mosque in Lahore. ─ AFP
Women offer Eid prayers at Badshahi Mosque in Lahore. ─ AFP

A policeman stands guard as people offer Eid prayers at an Eidgah ground in Karachi. ─ AFP
A policeman stands guard as people offer Eid prayers at an Eidgah ground in Karachi. ─ AFP

A boy yawns as he attends Eid prayers in Rawalpindi. ─ Reuters
A boy yawns as he attends Eid prayers in Rawalpindi. ─ Reuters

A girl walks inside a mosque before Eid prayers in Rawalpindi. ─ Reuters
A girl walks inside a mosque before Eid prayers in Rawalpindi. ─ Reuters

Men greet each other after the Eid prayers in Karachi. ─ AP
Men greet each other after the Eid prayers in Karachi. ─ AP

Chinese Muslims visit Niujie mosque during Eid in Beijing. ─ AFP
Chinese Muslims visit Niujie mosque during Eid in Beijing. ─ AFP

A boy wearing a prayer cap salutes as he stands with armed Chinese policemen while they guard an intersection near the Niujie Mosque after Eid prayers in Beijing. ─ AP
A boy wearing a prayer cap salutes as he stands with armed Chinese policemen while they guard an intersection near the Niujie Mosque after Eid prayers in Beijing. ─ AP

Chinese Muslims offer Eid prayers at the Niujie mosque in Beijing. ─ AFP
Chinese Muslims offer Eid prayers at the Niujie mosque in Beijing. ─ AFP

Indian Muslims offer Eid prayers by the Taj Mahal in Agra. ─ AFP
Indian Muslims offer Eid prayers by the Taj Mahal in Agra. ─ AFP

Indian Muslims offer prayers during Eid at the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi. ─ AFP
Indian Muslims offer prayers during Eid at the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi. ─ AFP

Indian Muslims hold a banner protesting recent attacks on them by Hindu fringe groups on the issue of beef eating which is taboo for Hindus as they arrive to offer Eid prayers in Kolkata. ─ AP
Indian Muslims hold a banner protesting recent attacks on them by Hindu fringe groups on the issue of beef eating which is taboo for Hindus as they arrive to offer Eid prayers in Kolkata. ─ AP

A group of Indian Muslims take selfie before offering Eid prayers at the 14th century Feroz Shah Kotla Jami Mosque in New Delhi. ─ AP
A group of Indian Muslims take selfie before offering Eid prayers at the 14th century Feroz Shah Kotla Jami Mosque in New Delhi. ─ AP

Indian Muslims gather in the early morning to offer prayers during Eid at Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi. ─ AFP
Indian Muslims gather in the early morning to offer prayers during Eid at Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi. ─ AFP

Muslims offer Eid prayers in Kolkata. ─ AP
Muslims offer Eid prayers in Kolkata. ─ AP

Muslim girls play as people offer Eid prayers at the ruins of Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi. ─ Reuters
Muslim girls play as people offer Eid prayers at the ruins of Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi. ─ Reuters

Iraqis offer Eid prayers in the city of Najaf. ─ AFP
Iraqis offer Eid prayers in the city of Najaf. ─ AFP

Iraqi women offer Eid prayers in the city of Najaf. ─ AFP
Iraqi women offer Eid prayers in the city of Najaf. ─ AFP

Iranian women offer Eid prayers in western Tehran. ─ AFP
Iranian women offer Eid prayers in western Tehran. ─ AFP

A handout picture released by the official website of the Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shows him leading the Eid prayers at the Imam Khomeini grand mosque in the capital Tehran. AFP
A handout picture released by the official website of the Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shows him leading the Eid prayers at the Imam Khomeini grand mosque in the capital Tehran. AFP

People take photos and videos of the water of the dancing fountains at the Dubai Mall during celebrations for Eid in Dubai. ─ AFP
People take photos and videos of the water of the dancing fountains at the Dubai Mall during celebrations for Eid in Dubai. ─ AFP

A Syrian Kurdish woman takes part in celebrations for Eid in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli. ─ AFP
A Syrian Kurdish woman takes part in celebrations for Eid in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli. ─ AFP

Palestinian children play with toy guns in the West Bank town of Hebron. ─ AFP
Palestinian children play with toy guns in the West Bank town of Hebron. ─ AFP

Muslims offer Eid prayers at the velodrome de Champ-Fleuri in Saint-Denis de la Reunion on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion. ─ AFP
Muslims offer Eid prayers at the velodrome de Champ-Fleuri in Saint-Denis de la Reunion on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion. ─ AFP

Sri Lankan Muslims offer Eid prayers at the Galle Face esplanade in Colombo. ─ AFP
Sri Lankan Muslims offer Eid prayers at the Galle Face esplanade in Colombo. ─ AFP

Two men takes selfies after Eid prayers in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ─ Reuters
Two men takes selfies after Eid prayers in Colombo, Sri Lanka. ─ Reuters