The sun rises on Eid al-Fitr, a religious holiday for Muslims, in Amman, Jordan. Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month on the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims refrain from food, water, or sexual relations from dawn until sunset.
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A Libyan man holds prayer beads as he attends Eid morning prayers in Benghazi. The month of Ramadan lasts either 29 or 30 days, depending on sightings of the crescent new moon.
Somali worshippers attend the prayer ceremony at the Isbaheysi Mosque in Mogadishu. After morning prayers, Muslims generally congregate with relatives, friends, and acquaintances to celebrate the end of the holy month.
In the days before Eid, practicing Muslims often travel to be with their family for the holiday. Above, an Indonesian youth waits among motorcyclists as they wait to travel to Sumatra island as millions head to their home villages.
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Pakistani Muslims travel on an overloaded train as they head to their hometowns ahead of Eid in Lahore.
Worshippers perform Eid prayers in Porong, Indonesia, which is home to the world's largest Muslim population.
Egyptians greet a convoy carrying President Mohammed Morsi, not pictured, as he leaves following the feast prayers at the Amr Ibn Al-As mosque in Cairo.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, second right, attend prayers for Eid in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Female Iranian Muslims perform Eid prayer in Shahr-e-Ray, south of Tehran.
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Egyptians rest after prayer in Cairo's Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha.