Eid al-Fitr 2017
Yusra Udayni, a Yemeni-American, takes photos of Eid decorations in her home in celebration of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr in Brooklyn, New York, June 25, 2017. Reuters

Muslims around the world is celebrating Eid al-Fitr (the "feast of breaking the fast") that marks the end of Ramadan. The festivities started after the crescent moon was viewed, marking the beginning of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

Muslim countries have formed specific committees to sight the crescent moon to end the month of Ramadan and begin Eid celebration. Eid was expected to fall on 25 or 26 June depending on the moon sighting. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, alcohol and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset and immerse themselves in prayers and charity. In this gallery, IBTimes Singapore has compiled a series of images of the celebration of the holy Muslim festival.

Meanwhile, the preparations for August's Hajj, the world's largest pilgrimage, are also underway. It sees Muslims from every corner of the globe travelling to Mecca. It is the religious duty of each Muslim to make the pilgrimage at least once in their life.

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Eid greetings in Arabic are displayed on the front door of a Yemeni-American Muslim family. Reuters
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Muslim men attend Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Kathmandu, Nepal, June 26, 2017. Reuters
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Muslim men embrace after attending Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at the Rod Carew Stadium in Panama City, Panama June 25, 2017. Reuters
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Muslim women hug as they gather for the celebration of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, the end of the holy month of Ramadan at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California, U.S., June 25, 2017. Reuters
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Muslim men receive a meal during Eid al-Fitr celebrations, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mexico City, Mexico June 25, 2017. Reuters
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Muslim women take a selfie after Eid al-Fitr prayers in Staten Island, New York, U.S., June 25, 2017. Reuters
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Displaced Iraqi girls who fled their homes pose as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr, in Mosul, Iraq June 25, 2017. Reuters
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Egyptians celebrate and try to catch balloons released after Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at a public park, outside El-Seddik Mosque in Cairo, Egypt June 25, 2017. Reuters
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A Muslim boy attends an Eid al-Fitr mass prayer to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Bangkok, Thailand, June 25, 2017. Reuters