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In photos: celebrating the end of Ramadan around the world

Eid al-Fitr feast marks the end of Muslim’s holy month of Ramadan.

MUSLIMS AROUND the world are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr, the feast that marks the end of the month of Ramadan this weekend.

The Muslim holy month devoted to dawn-to-dusk fasting, prayers, good deeds and abstinence from worldly pleasures culminates with the holiday of Eid al-Fitr. In most places Eid is usually celebrated up to three days and is a public holiday.

Shoppers flooded markets in India to stock up on food and other treats and in Pakistan, women decorated their feet and hands with henna tattoos. Other people gave prayers by themselves or with large crowds in the Philippines and Indonesia.

Gallery: Celebrations of Eid al-Fitr around the world:

In photos: celebrating the end of Ramadan around the world
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    An Indonesian girl yawns as she attends Eid al-Fitr prayers at Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana/PA)
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    Iranian worshippers perform Eid al-Fitr prayers in Shahr-e-Ray, south of Tehran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi/PA)
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    Residents hug each other as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Riyadh. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar/PA)
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    Bosnian Muslim Muhamed Abaz, prays at the grave of his father at the Kovaci cemetery after early morning Eid al-Fitr prayers in Sarajevo, Bosnia. (AP Photo/Sulejman Omerbasic/PA)
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    Indonesian Muslims perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at a mosque in Porong, East Java. (AP Photo/Trisnadi/PA)
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    An Egyptian girl holding a balloon and her mother cast shadows on a wall after the feast prayers at Amr Ibn Al-As mosque in Cairo. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil/PA)
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    Egyptians greet a convoy carrying President Mohammed Morsi as he leaves following the feast prayers at Amr Ibn Al-As mosque in Cairo today. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil/PA)
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    A Palestinian man visits a family member's grave outside Jerusalem's Old City as part of tradition during the first day of Eid al-Fitr. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue/PA)
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    Female Iranian worshippers perform Eid al-Fitr prayer in Shahr-e-Ray, south of Tehran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi/PA)
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    Iraqi Sunni Muslims exchange greetings after Eid prayers outside Abu Hanifa mosque at the first day of Eid al-Fitr prayers in the Azamiyah area of north Baghdad. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim/PA)
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    Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Exhibition Center of the Parc Chanot , in Marseille, France. (AP Photo/Claude Paris/PA)
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    Muslim worshippers offer the Eid al-Fitr prayer at Lisbon's Martim Moniz square. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco/PA)
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    Young Sri Lankan Muslim children look on during a prayer session in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena/PA)
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    The minaret of the Grand Mosque is reflected in a puddle of water on a cobblestone road in Kosovo's capital Pristina. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu/PA)
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    Saudi women use their mobiles to take pictures outside the Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque as Saudis and residents perform Eid al-Fitr morning prayers in Riyadh. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar/PA)

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