08/08/2013 06:38 BST | Updated 08/08/2013 06:40 BST

Eid Al-Fitr 2013: Muslims Celebrate The End Of Ramadan (PICTURES)

Eid al-Fitr celebrations to mark the end of Ramadan are taking place across the world.

Traditionally, the holy month of fasting ends with the sighting of the new moon.

It culminates in scenes of merriment and thanksgiving, with families and friends gathering to exchange gifts, enjoy food and festively decorate their homes.

Afghans celebrate Eid outside Shah-e-Dushamshera mosque in Kabul

And in London, some 400 Muslim prisoners were treated to special Eid packs, supplied by the Islamic Human Rights Commission.

The packs contain halal sweets, an organic tooth chew, a pocket-sized prayer book and an Eid card prisoners can send to their loved ones.

Charity worker Abid Choudhry told the BBC: “Generally it’s quite warmly welcomed within the community. I think Muslims want to help Muslim prisoners.”

Eid Mubarak, everyone!

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