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Muslims around the world celebrate end of Ramadan

Millions of Muslims paid respects at ancestral graves, shared festive family meals and visited beaches and amusement parks Thursday to mark the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

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Afghan refugees living in Peshawar, Pakistan, greet each other during the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Millions of Muslims began celebrating the end of Ramadan on Thursday with morning prayers.

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Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan that is traditionally celebrated with special cookies, presents and new clothes, outside Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where protesters have installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. This year's holiday of Eid al-Fitr is overshadowed by the deep divisions in Egypt, with the interim government planning to celebrate the festival with outdoor prayers in town center squares and Morsi's supporters marking the holiday with their own protest gatherings, including the two major sit-ins by the Islamists in Cairo.

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Muslim girls stretch their hands out to receive water after breaking fast at Jama Masjid ahead of Eid al-Fitr in New Delhi, India,Thursday, Aug 8, 2013. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset.

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Indian homeless men wait to receive free food distributed outside a mosque ahead of Eid al-Fitr in New Delhi, India,Thursday, Aug 8, 2013. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset.

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Indian Muslims shop ahead of Eid al-Fitr at the landmark Charminar in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset.

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Palace guards attend durbar, in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Nigerians in the birthplace of an Islamic uprising gripping the northeast Thursday celebrated the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Fitr with devout prayers and a joyful show of adulation for their king that attracted more than 10,000 people. It was the first durbar in three years in the city of Maiduguri and the joy that it could take place - albeit amid massive security - was heard in the cries of ululating women, screams of delight from children and men chanting “Long live the king!”

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Nigeria muslims ride on horse back during dubar to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Nigerians in the birthplace of an Islamic uprising gripping the northeast celebrated the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Fitr on Thursday with devout prayers and a joyful show of adulation for their king that attracted more than 10,000 people. It was the first durbar in three years in the city of Maiduguri and the joy that it could take place - albeit amid massive security - was heard in the cries of ululating women, screams of delight from children and men chanting “Long live the king!”

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Palestinians and Israelis enjoy the Mediterranean sea during the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. One of the most important holidays in the Muslim world, Eid al-Fitr, is marked with prayers, family reunions and other festivities.

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A Muslim girl has her face decorated as Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Valby, Copenhagen, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset.

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Joachim Adrian/AP Photo |

Members of the Muslim community in Denmark attend Eid al-Fitr prayers in Valby, Copenhagen, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset.

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Tunisian women pray near the Zitouna mosque for the Eid al-Fitr prayer, Thursday, Aug.8, 2013 in Tunis. The prayer is taking place at the so-called "Departure Sit-in" on the Bardo square, where people demand the resignation of the ruling moderate islamic Ennahda Party. Tunisians ousted their longtime dictator in January 2011, touching off the Arab Spring uprisings.

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Muslims take part in Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Muslim men and women joined prayers at the Dinamo stadium in the Romanian capital, in the largest Muslim public gathering of the year. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset.

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Muslims attend the the Eid al-Fitr dawn prayers marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Panama City, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset.

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Khalil Hamra/AP Photo |

Egyptian children play at a carnival built by supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan that is traditionally celebrated with special cookies, presents and new clothes outside Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where protesters have installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2013. This year's holiday of Eid al-Fitr was overshadowed by the deep divisions in Egypt, with the interim government planning to celebrate the festival with outdoor prayers in town center squares and Morsi's supporters marking the holiday with their own protest gatherings, including the two major sit-ins by the Islamists in Cairo.

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