In pictures: Muslims the world over celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr
Millions of Muslims all around the world marked the end of Ramzan and celebrated Eid-ul-fitr as the new moon crescent was sighted. The holy month of Ramzan is characterised by strict fasting, where the faithful fast from dawn to dusk, in a display of sacrifice and devotion.
While the new moon crescent was sighted as early as Saturday in some countries, Muslims in many other countries had to wait an extra day to finally end their month of fasting.
Eid marks an end to fasting, and the beginning of days of festivities and celebration. Greetings of “Eid mubarak” are exchanged, as young and old alike dress up in their finest clothes, offer prayers, buy gifts and distribute sweets and food amongst friends and family.
With the whole of the Muslim world celebrating the auspicious day, here are some of the best photographs of Eid celebrations from all over the world.