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Eid al-Fitr in Iraq: Some worshippers defying government lockdown

Forced to forego ancient traditions this Eid, Iraqis use technology to mark the religious holiday, overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Iraq’s government has imposed a lockdown for the duration of the Eid al-Fitr holidays, but not everyone is abiding by the rules.

Some mosques are allowing in small groups of worshippers.

Yet most Muslims are letting go of centuries-old religious rituals to help protect their communities from the virus.

Al Jazeera’s Simona Foltyn reports from Baghdad.