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Eid celebrations around the world

Updated 10:12 AM ET, Fri July 17, 2015
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Muslims pray ahead of Eid ul-Fitr celebrations at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, India, on Friday, July 17. For the world's Muslims, the festival of Eid is a perfect conclusion to Ramadan -- the monthlong period of fasting and contemplation practiced by observers of Islam around the globe. One of the most festive periods in the religion's calendar, Eid is often commemorated with large feasts and family-time, and through charitable acts and donations. Mahesh Kumar A./AP
A family arrives for the Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bucharest, Romania, on July 17. Vadim Ghirda/AP
Chechen Muslims perform an Eid al-Fitr prayer in Grozny, Russia. Musa Sadulayev/AP
An woman walks on a "sea of sands" at Parangkusumo Beach in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images
Young devotees take a selfie prior to prayers in Manila, Philippines. TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images
A Palestinian boy walks with a tiger balloon in front of the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images
A boy attends the early morning Eid al-Fitr prayer at Al Noor Mosque in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Francois Nel/Getty Images
Indonesians arrive by boat for Eid prayers at the Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta. Ed Wray/Getty Images
Young Kosovar Muslims take part in a prayer at the Sulltan Mehmet Fatih mosque in Pristina. ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images
Afghan men attend prayers in Mazar-i Sharif, north of Kabul. Mustafa Najafizada/AP
Muslims crowd onto a train to head home to their respective villages ahead of Eid in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Allison Joyce/Getty Images
Men pray during a celebration in Saluzzo, near Turin, Italy. MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images
A Malaysian Islamic authority performs the "Rukyah Hilal Syawal," the sighting of the new moon, to determine the Eid Al-Fitr celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 16. Joshua Paul/AP
A man breathes fire during a game of fire football, known as "bola api," ahead of celebrations on July 16 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images