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Muslims worldwide celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed

Thousands of Muslims staged events around the world to celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi, which marks the birth of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)

Muslims worldwide celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed
Pakistani Muslims gather outside an illuminated mosque during celebrations marking Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), in Karachi (Getty Images)
Muslims worldwide celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed
Indian Muslim children participate in an Eid Milad-un-Nabi festival procession in Hyderabad on February 16, 2011 (Getty Images)
Muslims worldwide celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed
Disadvantaged Afghans eat food donated as part of celebrations marking the birth of Islam's Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) at a shrine in Kabul on February 16, 2011 (Getty Images)
Muslims worldwide celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed
Afghan men distribute food for poor people during celebrations marking the birth anniversary of The Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) at a shrine in Kabul (Getty Images)
Muslims worldwide celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed
Members of the Hassounia brotherhood celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), known in Arabic as 'Mawlid al-Nabawi' in Sale, near Rabat (Getty Images)
Muslims worldwide celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed
Members of the Hassounia brotherhood celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), Sale, near Rabat(Getty Images)
Muslims worldwide celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed
Indian Kashmiri school children chant slogans during a procession to commemorate the birth anniversary of The Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in Srinagar (Getty Images)
Muslims worldwide celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed
A Pakistani man stands in front of an illuminated Punjab provincial assembly building during celebrations marking Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), in Lahore(Getty Images)
Muslims worldwide celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed
A view of an illuminated mosque during celebrations marking Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), in Peshawar(Getty Images)
Muslims worldwide celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed
An Egyptian girl buys sweets at the Zeinab neighborhood market in central Cairo as Muslims commemorate the birth of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) (Getty Images)
Muslims worldwide celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed
An Egyptian woman and her daughter buy a 'bride' doll during a visit to the Sayida Zeinab neighborhood market in central Cairo (Getty Images)
Muslims worldwide celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed
Chechen strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov (2ndR) attends a ceremony celebrating the birthday of Islam's Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in Grozny (Getty Images)
Muslims worldwide celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed
Lebanese Muslim Sufis insert Iron sticks through their cheeks during a ceremony commemorating the birth of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) (Getty Images)
Muslims worldwide celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed
Chechen muslims pray during a ceremony celebrating the birth of Islam's Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in Grozny (Getty Images)
Muslims worldwide celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed
Sudanese Sufis gather during a festival commemorating the birth of Islam's Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) (Getty Images)
Muslims worldwide celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed
Sudanese Sufis pray during a festival commemorating the birth of Islam's Prophet Mohammed at the Mulid square in Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman (Getty Images)

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