Palestinian Muslim men perform the morning Id al-Fitr prayer near the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem on July 6, 2016. Ahmad Gharabli, AFP

IN PHOTOS: Muslims Around the World Celebrate Id al-Fitr

Id al-Fitr, meaning 'breaking of the fast' is one of the two main holidays in Islam.

Muslims across the world celebrated on Wednesday the holiday of Id al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Id al-Fitr, meaning "breaking of the fast" is one of the two main holidays in Islam, along with Id al-Adha. It brings to a close a month during which devout Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.

Id al-Fitr is considered to be a day of peace and fellowship. It is marked by special prayers, which are carried out in a large quorum. Celebrations then begin, and it is customary to visit family and friends.

Take a look at celebrations across the globe:

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