Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr 2016

From China and Pakistan to India and Iraq, Muslims worldwide celebrate the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

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Muslims around the world are celebrating the three-day Eid al-Fitr festival, which commemorates the end of Islam's holy month of Ramadan.

Eid al-Fitr, which means "festival of breaking the fast", marks the end of a month-long abstinence from consuming liquids and food, as well as smoking and partaking in sexual activity, from sunrise to sunset. 

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The starting day of Eid varies every year and from country to country depending on geographical location. 

Eid celebrations begin with a special prayer in mosques and open-air areas.

Muslim families and communities across the world gather to celebrate with prayers, feasts and festivals.

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