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Islamic world marks end of Ramadan

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Islamic world marks end of Ramadan


Millions of Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.

The Saudi royal family were among tens of thousands who attended morning prayers in the holy city of Mecca.

Eid is a time when Muslims worldwide are supposed to pray for peace and represents one of the holiest dates in the Islamic calendar.

Indonesia is home to one of the largest communities of Muslims. A mass prayer was held at the Al Azhar complex in the capital Jakarta before
worshippers were addressed by the country’s leading cleric.

In Malaysia thousands flocked to the mosque in Shah Alam, a suburb of the capital Kuala Lumpur before moving on to visit graves in the cemetery.

In the Philippines gathered for prayers in Manila’s Luneta Park and then held a picnic and symbolically shared food with passersby.

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