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Muslims around the world are marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

People in the Philippines were among the first to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr festival.

In a city besieged by rebels, Marawi, soldiers attempted to enforce a temporary truce for the Islamic holiday.

Imam Aleem Ansari Abdul Malik told reporters: “My message was for everyone to persevere, adapt to their situation and think positive. It’s not the end of the world.”

In Malaysia, celebrations were led at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, while in Jakarta people also held prayers at mosques but also out in the open.

Like in most countries, security was tight for the festival in Iraq.

Worshipper Yahya Misef said: “On this day of Eid, I ask God to protect Iraq and Iraqis. I pray to God to protect those fighting ISIL and that all displaced people can return to their homes.”