CAIRO (AP) â€” 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 â€” from Egypt & Pakistan to the United States, Russia, Italy & Indonesia.
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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.
Source: “Associated Press”