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Eid Mubarak: Muslims offer prayers as festive season begins

Moon-sighting committees in most countries declared Aug 30 as first day of Islamic month of Shawwal

Eid Mubarak: Muslims offer prayers as festive season begins
[Muslims walk towards a mosque to celebrate the start of the three-day Eid al-Fitr festival in Kuala Lumpur on 30 August, 2011. Eid-al-Fitr celebrations mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan (Getty Images)
Eid Mubarak: Muslims offer prayers as festive season begins
Egyptian Muslims gather to pray, celebrating the start of the three-day feast known in Arabic Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Tahrir Square, the scene of mass demonstration which brought down the regime of former president Hosni Mubarak, in Cairo, on August 30, 2011 (Getty Images)
Eid Mubarak: Muslims offer prayers as festive season begins
Muslim people take part in the Eid Al Fitr prayer, that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on August 30, 2011 at the parc Chanot in Marseille, southern France (Getty Images)
Eid Mubarak: Muslims offer prayers as festive season begins
Thai muslim women pray during the special Eid Al Fitr morning prayer at the central mosque of Pattani on August 30, 2011 in the southern province of Pattani, Thailand (Getty Images)
Eid Mubarak: Muslims offer prayers as festive season begins
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (3rd R) and prime minister Salam Fayyad (4th L) attend the early morning Eid Al Fitr prayer at the Palestinian Authority headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on August 30. (Getty Images)
Eid Mubarak: Muslims offer prayers as festive season begins
The three-day holiday, Eid Al Fitr, marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and begins after the sighting of a new crescent moon. (Getty Images)
Eid Mubarak: Muslims offer prayers as festive season begins
Thai muslim women pray during the special Eid Al Fitr morning prayer at the central mosque of Pattani on August 30. (Getty Images)
Eid Mubarak: Muslims offer prayers as festive season begins
Thai muslim women pray during the special Eid Al Fitr morning prayer at the Central mosque of Pattani August 30 in the southern province of Pattani, Thailand. (Getty Images)
Eid Mubarak: Muslims offer prayers as festive season begins
Thai Muslims shake hands following morning prayers at a mosque on the first day of Eid Al Fitr celebrations in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat on August 30. (Getty Images)
Eid Mubarak: Muslims offer prayers as festive season begins
Indonesian muslim women take part in a special morning prayer celebrating the start of the three-day Eid Al Fitr festival at Bali's Bajra Sandhi monument in Denpasar on August 30. (Getty Images)
Eid Mubarak: Muslims offer prayers as festive season begins
The world's most populated Muslim nation, Indonesia, started Eid Al Fitr celebrations marking the end of Muslim's holy fasting month of Ramadan. (Getty Images)
Eid Mubarak: Muslims offer prayers as festive season begins
Filipino Muslim women gather to pray, celebrating the start of the three-day Eid Al Fitr feast in Manila on August 30. (Getty Images)