Eid around the world

Here's how the rest of the world celebrated Eid this year

KARACHI: While Eid is described as a time of celebrations, it isn’t necessarily so in many parts of the world. As several Muslim countries are engaged in war and political unrest, not every Muslim this year had the chance to celebrate Eid with their loved ones. Cutacut rounds up scenes from around the world.

Srinagar, Kashmir

A Kashmiri protester throws stones during clashes between protesters and Indian government forces in Srinagar on June 16, 2018. Clashes broke out after Eid prayers in Srinagar with Indian police and paramilitary forces firing tear smoke shells and pellet guns at hundreds of protesters throwing rocks at them near the main Eidgah prayer ground. PHOTO: AFP / TAUSEEF MUSTAFA

Agra, India

Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Taj Mahal in Agra on June 16, 2018.
Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al Fitr which marks the end of the month of Ramadan, after the sighting of the new crescent moon. PHOTO: AFP

Moscow, Russia

Russia’s Muslims pray at the central Mosque in Moscow on June 15, 2018, during the celebrations of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. PHOTO: AFP / Vasily MAXIMOV

Beirut, Lebanon

A Lebanese boy plays with fake guns and shoots at Israel and IS group flags during a festival for the celebrations of Eid al-Fitr in Beirut, on June 15, 2018. PHOTO: AFP / ANWAR AMRO

Paris, France

Muslims embrace after taking part in prayers held to mark the end of Ramadan and the start of Eid al-Fitr at Saint Denis on Reunion early June 16, 2018. PHOTO: AFP / Richard BOUHET

Daraa, Syria

Syrian boys visit a grave during the celebrations of Eid al-Fitr in Daraa, southern Syria, on June 15, 2018. Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. PHOTO: AFP / Mohamad ABAZEED

Baghdad, Iraq

Iraqi children sit in a mini ferris wheel ride in a fairground while celebrating on the second day of the Eid al-Fitr in the Sadr City district of the capital Baghdad on June 16, 2018. PHOTO: AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees stage a demonstration on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on June 16, 2018. As Muslims around the world celebrated Eid with feasting and gift-giving, Rohingya refugees squeezed into squalid Bangladesh camps marked the festival on June 16 with a peaceful demonstration for their rights. PHOTO: AFP

Gaza City, Palestine

A Palestinian faithful injured during the “Great March of Return” attend morning prayers during the first day of the celebrations of Eid al-Fitr, at the Israel-Gaza border east of Gaza city on June 15, 2018. PHOTO: AFP / MAHMUD HAMS

Jalalabad, Afghanistan

An Afghan Taliban militants carries a rocket-propelled as he looks on with residents as they took to the street to celebrate ceasefire on the second day of Eid in the outskirts of Jalalabad on June 16, 2018.
Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces hugged and took selfies with each other in restive eastern Afghanistan on June 16, as an unprecedented ceasefire in the war-torn country held for the second day of Eid. PHOTO: AFP / NOORULLAH SHIRZADA

Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepali Muslims youth taking picture before offering Eid prayers at the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan at the Kashmiri Mosque in Kathmandu on June 16, 2018. PHOTO: AFP / PRAKASH MATHEMA

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