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.