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In pictures: Eid al-Fitr 2013

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image captionMuslims around the world are marking the "festival of the breaking of the fast" at the end of a month of fasting for Ramadan; this man in the Libyan city of Benghazi is one of an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide.
image captionThe special Eid prayer on the morning of Eid al-Fitr is performed in an open space. These Russian Muslims have gathered in a square in St Petersburg.
image captionHere in Gaza, young girls take part in the morning prayer. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims do not eat from dawn to dusk.
image captionEid celebrations took a more political form at al-Nahda Square in Cairo, where supporters of the deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi have been camped for weeks demanding his reinstatement.
image captionThese worshippers marked the beginning of Eid in Bishkek. capital of the predominately Muslim country of Kyrgyzstan.
image captionA young Indonesian girl enjoys ice cream and Eid gifts as women around her on Parangkusumo beach pray; the end of Ramadan is traditionally marked with sweet treats, as well as prayers.
image captionAn Afghan man praying in Kabul. Elsewhere in Afghanistan, several members of the same family were killed by a bomb while visiting a grave for Eid.
image captionMany Muslims, like these Bangladeshis, like to travel to their home towns to celebrate Eid with family. Public transport overcrowding can be fatal: local papers are reporting that several people have died while travelling - five on an overcrowded boat and three falling from a bus.
image captionThis young Saudi boy takes in the atmosphere of Turki bin Abdullah grand mosque in Riyadh during prayers.
image captionSeveral of China's minority ethnic groups are predominately Muslim; this Hui girl is enjoying a festive sweet treat near the historic Niujie Mosque in Beijing.
image captionBosnian Muslims in the village of Mjestova Ravna exchange greetings after morning prayers.

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