Breaking the fast with fab food – The love of food and the importance of both the consumption and the abstinence of it is central to the holy month of Ramadan and the breaking of the fast know as Eid al-Fitr. For award winning British Bangladeshi chef Aktar Islam Eid it has always been a very special occasion: "It was when I'd get to see family and friends and, most of all I could eat myself silly, gorging on amazing Asian food."
The very versatile vermicelli – A typical Eid morning in the Islams' household would start with a plate of Shir Khurma for breakfast. This is a vermicelli and milk pudding, spiced with cardamom and cinnamon and served with an Indian rusk. Vermicelli noodles are a popular ingredient in a multitude of dishes and sweets eaten during Ramadan and Eid across the world. This photo shows an Indian worker drying the fine noodles in preparation for Eid.
Bringing people together – After the sweet noodle breakfast at home Aktar Islam and his family usually head to the mosque for prayer. Some mosques -- such as this one in Karachi, Pakistan -- will arrange big communal meals where worshippers will break the fast together.
Local flavor – Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan, during which devout Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. Each region and country has its own delicacies that they devour such as the Roti John -- a type of omelet sandwich -- from Malaysia.
Hitting the sweet spot – This man is preparing a Nepalese treat known as Lalmohan -- a deep-fried donut-like ball served with cold yoghurt -- in the Kashmiri Mosque in Kathmandu.
Plates of goodness – These delicious goodies about to be served to children in a mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, could be a typical Iftar plate -- the meal eaten to break the fast. It consists of an array of fruits, rice cakes, donuts, tea and water.
Beijing BBQ – In China ethnic Uyghur Muslims cook lamb outside the Niujie Mosque in Beijing to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. Thousands gather at the capital's oldest and largest mosque for morning prayer and to feast in food stalls and dance in the street.
Sweet treats for feast – A Palestinian baker prepares baklava -- a rich, sweet treat made of layers of phyllo pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey -- in the West Bank city of Jenin.
Feeding the masses – A young man arranges bowls of food before Iftar in Pakistan's second largest city Lahore. Pakistan is the world's second most populous Muslim country; Indonesia has the highest percentage of Muslims.