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Wednesday Jun 21 2017
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IN PICTURES: Preparations in full swing as Muslims around the world await Eid-ul-Fitr

By
AFP
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Web Desk

After a month of fasting and prayers, Muslims are rewarded with the joy and bliss in the form of Eid-ul-Fitr, celebrated by over a billion people of the faith in their own traditional way.

Whether it is the best outfits for the joyous occasion or shopping for food items for special dishes on Eid, sales of clothing and food brands skyrocket all over the world.

Here is a collection of pictures showing the preparations ahead of Eid by the Muslims in various parts of the globe.

A man bakes biscuits in preparation for the start of Eid marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in the northwestern Moroccan city of Chefchaouen, in the Rif mountains, on June 20, 2017


Shop keepers prepare a mannequin as they open for business in Jakarta, on June 21, 2017, ahead of Eid al-Fitr festival as a mark of the ending of holy month of Ramadan
A Palestinian man arranges smoked mackerels in boxes before selling them at a market ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, on June 20, 2017, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip
A vendor of "ketupat" (rice cake) skins, made of coconut leaves, prepares them for customers at a traditional market in Jakarta on June 20, 2017, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival 
A vendor offers Eid cards to passing motorists in Jakarta on June 20, 2017, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival on June 25
This picture taken on June 19, 2017 shows Malaysian women browsing at stalls selling headscarves ahead of Eid al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan, in Kuala Lumpur
Syrian refugees living in Turkey wait to register at the Bab al-Salama crossing, near the city of Azaz in northern Syria, on June 18, 2017, after Turkish authorities granted them permission to cross the border to spend the rest of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr in Syria
This picture taken on June 19, 2017 shows a Malaysian woman (R) smiling as she browses at a shop selling headscarves ahead of Eid al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur

All pictures are from AFP.

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