In pictures: Muslims worldwide celebrate the end of Ramadan

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The end of the Islamic fasting period of Ramadan is already being celebrated in parts of the world and the Eid is also imminent for Dutch Muslims.

Below is an overview of Eid al-Fitr in ten photos.

At this bakery in Utrecht it is busy all day long with people buying delicacies for the party that can be celebrated tonight after sunset.


People embrace after prayer at the Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.

Istanbul, Turkey

Children and adults in the Egyptian capital Cairo celebrate together after prayer for Eid al-Fitr.

Cairo, Egypt

In the Afghan capital Kabul, people greet each other after prayer.

Kabul, Afghanistan

People try to get a seat in or on the train at the station in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Millions of Muslims are going to their families these days to celebrate the end of Ramadan:

Dhaka, Bangladesh

In the city of Peshawar in Pakistan, clothing is bought at a market for Eid.

Peshawar, Pakistan

A woman buys flowers at a market in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world. More than 87 percent of the approximately 278 million inhabitants are Muslim.

Jakarta, Indonesia

Prayer in the city of Srinagar, in the far north of India. The inhabitants of that country are predominantly Hindu, but many Muslims live in the regions of Jammu and Kashmir, among others.

Srinagar, India

A child tries to catch a gift on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. Muslims gather at the Al-Aksa Mosque to celebrate the end of Ramadan, with the golden Dome of the Rock in the background.

East Jerusalem

In Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, people hug each other after the Eid al-Fitr prayer.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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