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Millions of Iranians mark Eid al-Fitr with prayers

Millions of Iranians celebrate Eid al-Fitr by saying occasion’s special prayers.

Millions of Iranians have celebrated Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, by saying the occasion’s special prayers.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei led the prayers in Tehran on Friday, and felicitated the Iranian people and other Muslims on the occasion.

Muslims in Asia and a number of Middle Eastern countries celebrated the Eid-al-Fitr religious holiday on Friday with prayers for peace as they marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

In each Muslim country, religious scholars are tasked with observing the sky to spot the crescent of the new moon, which signifies the beginning of Shawwal, the month that follows Ramadan in Islamic calendar.