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Across the country, Eid prayers were held in all mosques on Thursday morning. These photos come from different mosques united in prayers but divided in politics. From Nahda sit in to Tahrir, to the violence-gripped city of Al Arish in North Sinai
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On the night of 29 Ramadan, ideally with the Eid clothes and kahk bought and ready, Muslims eagerly await the result of the Rou’ya, where the official decision of whether or not the next day is Eid is taken by looking for the crescent of the new lunar moon. If the crescent is spotted, then Eid is announced in the given Islamic country.
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These days more and more people will buy their kahk from professional bakers, yet in many homes the women have been getting together to mix, knead, stuff and bake tray after tray of the delectable cookies.