A month of fasting gives way to feasting for Muslims worldwide as Ramadan ends and Eid al-Fitr celebrations begin Friday. Here's a look at the preparations, from selling sweets in Afghanistan and Jordan to a hair cut in the West Bank and henna tattoos in Pakistan.
The sun sets behind the minaret of a mosque, marking the end of the last fasting day of the Islam's holy month of Ramadan and moving into the eve of Eid al-Fitr, the feast that follows, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on July 16, 2015. (Nasser Nasser/AP) A Malaysian Islamic authority official performs the "Rukyah Hilal Syawal," the sighting of the new moon to determine the Eid Al-Fitr celebrations, in Kuala Lumpur on July 16, 2015. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images) An Afghan vendor prepares sweets to be displayed for sale ahead of the Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 15, 2015. (Massoud Hossaini/AP) A man sells sweets ahead of Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Dubai on July 16, 2015. (Francois Nel/Getty Images) Jordanians buy chocolates at a busy market ahead of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in downtown Amman on July 16, 2015. (Jamal Nasrallah/EPA) Waled Halaweh, 87, cuts the hair of a customer at his barber shop in the city of Nablus, West Bank, on July 16, 2015. Barbers usually cut the hair of their customers a day before Eid al-Fitr. (Alaa Badarneh/EPA) Children carry bags of new clothes ahead of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, on July 15, 2015. (Bassam Khabieh/Reuters) People shop at Al Ataba, a popular market in downtown Cairo, on July 15, 2015. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters) Pakistani beauticians apply henna designs to customers ahead of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, in Karachi on July 16, 2015. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images) Bangladeshi travelers cram onto a train as they try to get home to their respective villages to be with their families ahead of Eid al-Fitr in Dhaka on July 16 , 2015. (Munir uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)
Across Asia, Muslims are travelling to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end to the fasting month of Ramadan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is hoping conflict holds off in his country for this time. (Reuters)
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