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Muslims celebrate Prophet's birthday

Muslims around the world have celebrated the anniversary of the birth of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). The Prophet was born in 570AD in the holy city of Makkah, and the celebrations, known in Arabic as Eid Milad-un-Nabi, usually take place on or around the twelfth day of the month of Rabi’ al-awwal.

Muslims celebrate Prophet's birthday
The Gunungan offering is paraded from Kemandungan Palace to Surakarta Grand Mosque during Grebeg Maulud on January 14, 2014 in Solo City, Indonesia. Indonesia celebrates the birth of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) with traditional ceremonies, rituals, and a night market, as part of the month-long festival known as Sekaten. During a procession, people attempt to grab the mountain-shaped puppet 'Gunungan'. It is believed the offering will bring luck, prosperity and wealth to those who touch it. The Gunungan is carried in procession from Kemandungan Palace to Surakarta Grand Mosque. (Getty Images)
Muslims celebrate Prophet's birthday
A man holds a sign during a parade to celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) on January 14, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Thousands of Sunni Muslim all over the world celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), believe to be the last prophet on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi' al-awwal. (Getty Images)
Muslims celebrate Prophet's birthday
A man holds a sign during a parade to celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) on January 14, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Thousands of Sunni Muslim all over the world celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), believe to be the last prophet on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi' al-awwal. (Getty Images)
Muslims celebrate Prophet's birthday
Participants grab the chance to take their photographs before participating in a parade to celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) on January 14, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Thousands of Sunni Muslim all over the world celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), believe to be the last prophet on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi' al-awwal. (Getty Images)
Muslims celebrate Prophet's birthday
Pakistani Muslims march during celebrations marking Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), in Lahore on January 14, 2014. Muslims across the world celebrate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) on 12 Rabil ul Awal, a month of the Muslim calendar. (Getty Images)
Muslims celebrate Prophet's birthday
Pakistani Muslims march during celebrations marking Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), in Karachi on January 14, 2014. Muslims across the world celebrate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) on 12 Rabil ul Awal, a month of the Muslim calendar. (Getty Images)
Muslims celebrate Prophet's birthday
Muslim Yemenis shout slogans holding flags during a rally marking the birth anniversary of Islam's Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) at a football stadium on January 13, 2014 in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. (Getty Images)
Muslims celebrate Prophet's birthday
Whirling dervishes perform on the eve of birth anniversary of Islam's Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, on January 12, 2014. Prophet Mohammed was born in 570 AD in the holy city of Makkah and received his revelation at the age of 40 when he becomes the prophet. The dervishes are adepts of Sufism, a mystical form of Islam that preaches tolerance and a search for understanding. Those who whirl, like planets around the sun, turn dance into a form of prayer. (Getty Images)
Muslims celebrate Prophet's birthday
Refugees light candles as they attend a vigil in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on the eve of the anniversary of the birth of Islam's Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) on January 12, 2014. Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) was born in 570 AD in the holy city of Mecca and received his revelation at the age of 40 when he becomes the prophet. (Getty Images)
Muslims celebrate Prophet's birthday
Kashmiri Muslims react as an unseen priest shows a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) during Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of the prophet, at the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar on January 14, 2014. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims gathered at the shrine in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir to offer prayers on the Prophet's birth anniversary. (Getty Images)