AP PHOTOS: Muslims across the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr

AP PHOTOS: Muslims across the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr

CAIRO (AP) — Across the world on Friday, Muslims celebrated the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr is one of the centerpieces of the Muslim calendar. It features large public group prayers & extended family gatherings.

Parents often buy gifts & new clothes for their children. Public squares, parks & zoos across the Muslim world become packed with visitors & picnickers.

The following collection of images from Associated Press photographers depicts scenes of Eid al-Fitr festivities encompassing the global Muslim community — from Egypt & Pakistan to the United States, Russia, Italy & Indonesia.

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Associated Press photographers & photo editors on Twitter: http://apne.ws/15Oo6jo

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AP Middle East Regional photo editor Maya Alleruzzo in Cairo curated this gallery. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mayaalleruzzo.

Eid al-Fitr

Source: “Associated Press”

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