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.

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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.
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.Credit: Ahmad Gharabli, AFP
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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:

Russian Muslims pray during celebrations of Id al-Fitr outside the central mosque in Moscow on July 5, 2016.
Russian Muslims pray during celebrations of Id al-Fitr outside the central mosque in Moscow on July 5, 2016.Credit: Alexander Utkin, AFP
Muslims participate in Id al-Fitr prayers along the Mekong river of Tanong, northeast of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Muslims participate in Id al-Fitr prayers along the Mekong river of Tanong, northeast of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Credit: Heng Sinith, AP
Kenyan Muslim boys join in prayers during the Id al-Fitr on the open ground in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Kenyan Muslim boys join in prayers during the Id al-Fitr on the open ground in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Credit: Sayyid Abdul Azim, AP
A kite hangs from a roof on left, as Indian Muslims offer Id al-Fitr prayers at the Jama Mosque in New Delhi, India, Thursday, July 7, 2016.
A kite hangs from a roof on left, as Indian Muslims offer Id al-Fitr prayers at the Jama Mosque in New Delhi, India, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Credit: Manish Swarup, AP
Palestinian Muslim women take their selfie photograph as they attend the Id al-Fitr prayer in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Palestinian Muslim women take their selfie photograph as they attend the Id al-Fitr prayer in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Credit: Khalil Hamra, AP
Egyptians try to catch balloons distributed after Id al-Fitr prayers outside al-Seddik mosque in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Egyptians try to catch balloons distributed after Id al-Fitr prayers outside al-Seddik mosque in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.Credit: Amr Nabil, AP
A Chinese Muslim man waits for Id al-Fitr prayers to begin at the Niujie mosque, the oldest and largest mosque in Beijing, China, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
A Chinese Muslim man waits for Id al-Fitr prayers to begin at the Niujie mosque, the oldest and largest mosque in Beijing, China, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.Credit: Ng Han Guan, AP
Indian Muslims offer Id al-Fitr prayers in Gauhati, India, Thursday, July 7, 2016.
Indian Muslims offer Id al-Fitr prayers in Gauhati, India, Thursday, July 7, 2016.Credit: Anupam Nath, AP

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