السبت , مايو 22 2021

Eid al-Fitr celebrated across Africa

A Nigeria Muslim family takes a selfie portrait before Eid al-Fitr prayer, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Lagos, Nigeria, Friday, July 17, 2015.

Africa has a large Muslim population, who have been gathering to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.


Eastleigh, a suburb of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, has a large Somali population. Muslims gathered at a local school with women praying separately at the back.


A closer look shows the many different colours worn by Eastleigh’s women


In another part of the same city, Muslims prayed at the Sir Ali Muslim club


In Abidjan, Ivory Coast, worshippers filled out the streets


In Senegal, as elsewhere, people buy new clothes for Eid, known locally as Korite. As often happens, the country’s different Muslim sects are celebrating on different days


They prayed in front of the Adjame mosque


In Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, African Union soldiers were patrolling outside this mosque in case of an attack by al-Shabab, which stepped up attacks during Ramadan


Among the continent’s leaders photographed praying is Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari (second right)


Meanwhile in Egypt’s capital Cairo, these girls took a moment to capture the moment


And a moment of calm in El-Abidine mosque on the outskirts of Tunisia’s capital, Tunis

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