PARTY! Eid ul-Fitr to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

01 September 2011 / All photos: ANP /

It's the beginning of a three-day festival, which begins after the sighting of a new crescent moon. It marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, during which devout Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk.

A Kashmiri Muslim baker sets out his colorful traditional bakery sta;; as he waits for his customer in the central market (Lal Chowk) ahead of Eid-ul-Fitir in Srinagar the summer capital of Indian Kashmir.

Spectators watch fireworks during the Eid Lamp 'Fanous' is switched on a day before Eid Al-Fitr in front of Mohamed al-Amine Mosque at downtown of Beirut, Lebanon, 29 August 2011.

A boy looks up as Muslim adults pray to celebrate Eid al-Fitr at Khan Yunis town the southern Gaza Strip on August 30, 2011.

Thousands of Bangladeshis wait for trains at the airport railway terminal as they rush home to be with their families in remote villages before the Muslim Eid festival on the outskirts of Dhaka on August 30, 2011.

A Palestinian man sells toys in Jerusalem's Old City on August 30, 2011.

Muslims at a Moroccan bakery in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Police and military stand guard as Egyptian Muslims gather to pray, celebrating the start of the three-day feast known in Arabic Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Tahrir Square, the scene of mass demonstration which brought down the regime of former president Hosni Mubarak, in Cairo, on August 30, 2011.

Muslims offer Eid al Fitr prayers in Turin, Italy, 30 August 2011.

An Iraqi men wait their turn to have a hair cut and facial at a barber's shop in Baghdad.

Palestinian children ride the ferris wheel at an amusement park at Sabra and Shatila Palestinian refugee camp during Eid Al-Fitr, in Beirut, Lebanon, 30 August 2011.

An Indian Muslim woman poses showing her hands decorated with mehendi (henna) during 'Chand Raat' or 'Night of the Moon' in Hyderabad.

An Israeli soldier checks seized toy guns of Palestinian children who were arrested on the first day of Eid al-Fitr in the West Bank city of Hebron, on 30 August 2011. Children traditionally receive money, clothes and toys. Boys often get toy weapons during the three-day holiday which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Reportedly the boys were arrested by patrolling Israeli soldiers and taken away in a jeep after having played with their toy guns in the Old City district of Hebron.

Pakistani Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers on a street during the first day of their religious festival in Karachi on August 31, 2011

Indian Muslims girls holds out her decorated hands during Eid al-Fitr celebrations at the Qutub Shahi tomb in Hyderabad.

Muslims women offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar.

An Indian Muslim boy prays at The Kharudin Mosque in Amritsar.

A man sells traditional sweets at a shop as Muslims observe Eid Al-Fitr in Peshawar, Pakistan on 31 August 2011.

A man sells traditional sweets at a shop as Muslims observe Eid Al-Fitr in Peshawar, Pakistan on 31 August 2011.

Indian Muslims attend an Eid-al-Fitr prayers at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India.

An indian child holds his hands together as he during Eid al-fitr prayer at Eidgah , Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh state, India.

Libyans celebrate after the Eid al-Fitr prayer at Martyr's Square, in Tripoli, Libya, 31 August 2011.