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Eid Al-Fitr celebrated in Pakistan

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim calendar's ninth and holiest month during which followers are required to abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn to dusk

Eid Al-Fitr celebrated in Pakistan
Pakistani Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Badshahi Masjid Mosque in Lahore on August 20, 2012. Millions of Muslims across Asia began celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday on August 19, with a month of fasting giving way to feasting, family reunions and raucous festivities. (AFP/Getty Images)
Eid Al-Fitr celebrated in Pakistan
Pakistani Muslims hug after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Badshahi Masjid Mosque in Lahore on August 20, 2012. Millions of Muslims across Asia began celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday on August 19, with a month of fasting giving way to feasting, family reunions and raucous festivities. (AFP/Getty Images)
Eid Al-Fitr celebrated in Pakistan
Pakistani Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers in Karachi on August 20, 2012. Eid al-Fitr, the final day of Ramadan, celebrates the purification achieved by a month of sunrise-to-sunset fasting, one of the five pillars of Islam and is marked by several days of festivities. (AFP/Getty Images)
Eid Al-Fitr celebrated in Pakistan
A Pakistani balloon vendor waits for customers near a mosque where Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers in Karachi on August 20, 2012. Millions of Muslims across Asia began celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday on August 19, with a month of fasting giving way to feasting, family reunions and raucous festivities. (AFP/Getty Images)
Eid Al-Fitr celebrated in Pakistan
Pakistani Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Badshahi Masjid Mosque in Lahore on August 20, 2012. Millions of Muslims across Asia began celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday on August 19, with a month of fasting giving way to feasting, family reunions and raucous festivities. (AFP/Getty Images)
Eid Al-Fitr celebrated in Pakistan
Pakistani Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Badshahi Masjid Mosque on August 20, 2012. Millions of Muslims across Asia began celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday on August 19, with a month of fasting giving way to feasting, family reunions and raucous festivities. (AFP/Getty Images)