Eid al-Fitr preparation

A worker cleans the crescent moon and star symbol on a dome of a mosque ahead of Eid al-Fitr in Pasay city, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100602011364" title="Manila (Philippines)" href="/topic/international/philippines/manila-%28philippines%29-PLGEO100100602011364.topic">metro</a> Manila. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="12014004" title="Ramadan" href="/topic/religion-belief/ramadan-12014004.topic">Ramadan</a>, and it is a custom to wear colourful traditional attire during this time of celebrations. Muslims in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000159" title="Malaysia" href="/topic/international/malaysia-PLGEO00000159.topic">Malaysia</a> will celebrate Eid either on Sunday or Monday, depending on the sighting of the new moon for Shawwal, the month that falls after Ramadan on the lunar Islamic calender.

( Reuters photo / August 17, 2012 )

A worker cleans the crescent moon and star symbol on a dome of a mosque ahead of Eid al-Fitr in Pasay city, metro Manila. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, and it is a custom to wear colourful traditional attire during this time of celebrations. Muslims in Malaysia will celebrate Eid either on Sunday or Monday, depending on the sighting of the new moon for Shawwal, the month that falls after Ramadan on the lunar Islamic calender.

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