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In photos: Gaza conflict casts pall on world's Eid celebrations

First day of three-day Muslim holiday marks the end of holy fasting month of Ramadan

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Muslim worshippers take part in a prayer in front of the Dome of the Rock during Eid al-Fitr on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City July 28, 2014. Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply on Monday, the military said, with both the United States and United Nations calling for a durable ceasefire.

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A Palestinian refugee, lifting a T-shirt, shouts slogans during a demonstration calling for an end to the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, after Eid al-Fitr prayers at Al-Baqaa Palestinian refugee camp near Amman, Jordan, on July 28, 2014. The message on the T-shirt reads: “Gaza, your victory is our Eid.”

MUHAMMAD HAMED/REUTERS

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A Palestinian Muslim woman mourns at the grave of a relative on the first day of Eid el-Fitr in the Jenin refugee camp, West Bank. Muslims usually start the first day of Eid al-Fitr with dawn prayers and visiting cemeteries to pay their respects to the dead, with children getting new clothes, toys, shoes and haircuts, and families visiting each other.

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A Palestinian slips through an opening in Jerusalem's Old City wall as he heads to visit a grave at a cemetery for Eid al-Fitr.

AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS

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People visit the grave of a relative in a cemetery during Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Baghdad. Thousands of Iraqis have been killed in a months-long insurgency by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a Sunni militant group that has seized a large swath of the country’s northwest, declaring itself a medieval-style caliphate.

AHMED SAAD/REUTERS

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A message of support for Gaza is displayed during a morning prayer session on Eid al-Fitr in Thailand's southern Yala province.

SURAPAN BOONTHANOM/REUTERS

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Members of Afghanistan's presidential guard of honour and a boy offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the presidential palace in Kabul.

OMAR SOBHANI/REUTERS

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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, fourth from left, attends Eid al-Fitr prayers at al-Khair mosque in Damascus.

SANA/REUTERS

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A soldier serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia frisks Muslim faithful before allowing entry to attend Eid al-Fitr prayers at a mosque in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.

ISMAIL TAXTA/REUTERS

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Kosovar Muslims pray during Eid al-Fitr celebrations in the town of Ferizaj, southeast of Kosovo’s capital, Pristina.

HAZIR REKA/REUTERS

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A young boy stands as Muslims pray during Eid al Fitr at the Exhibition Centre of the Parc Chanot in Marseille, southern France.

CLAUDE PARIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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