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Feasts and fireworks as Muslims in Asia mark Eid

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Millions of Muslims across Asia began celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday on Sunday, with a month of fasting giving way to feasting, family reunions and raucous festivities. 

A young Sri Lankan Muslim devotee prays during Eid al-Fitr celebrations at the Galle Face esplanade in Colombo on August 19. Vast crowds gathered at mosques across Asia, fireworks lit up the night sky and tens of millions headed home to villages to see their relatives and mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Vast crowds gathered at mosques, fireworks lit up the night sky and tens of millions headed home to villages to see their relatives and mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

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