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  • In Pictures Eid al-Fitr around the world

    Boys pull a ram into the Atlantic Ocean to wash it in preparation for sacrifice, on the Eid al-Adha feast, in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 26, 2012. The Eid al-Adha festival, known locally as Tabaski, celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son.

  • How 5 countries celebrate Eid al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan

    How 5 countries celebrate Eid al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan

    Eid al-Fitr began at sunset Thursday, when the crescent of a new moon first showed over the Middle East. Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity," while Fitr means "break fasting." The three-day feast celebrates the end of the a month-long period of Ramadan's fasting and prayer. While traditions don't vary much between Sunnis and Shiites, customs vary greatly from country to country. Here is how five countries ring in Eid al-Fitr.

  • Sarah Shourd clemency offer bittersweet for American mothers

    Sarah Shourd clemency offer bittersweet for American mothers

    Sarah Shourd clemency: Iranian officials have announced that on Saturday they will release one of the Americans but said nothing about the fate of Americans Shane Bauer or Josh Fattal.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 09/09

    A two-week-old Malay fish owl waits to be fed at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore on Thursday. This owl was born and bred in the park as part of its efforts in wildlife conservation.

  • Can global leaders' outcry minimize fallout from Koran burning plan?

    Global News Blog Can global leaders' outcry minimize fallout from Koran burning plan?

    The planned Florida Koran burning has compelled outcry from President Obama, Pakistani President Zardari, and others. Those messages appear to be muting wider Muslim reaction to the planned Koran burning.

  • How American Muslims are reacting to Koran burning threat

    How American Muslims are reacting to Koran burning threat

    For American Muslims – already in the eye of a political storm over the proposed mosque near ground zero in New York – a Florida pastor's Koran burning threat is seen as a teachable moment crucial to how the US public views Muslims and Islam.

  • Eid ul-Fitr prompts annual, massive Indonesian exodus

    Eid ul-Fitr prompts annual, massive Indonesian exodus

    Eid ul-Fitr always leaves the country's overburdened and poorly maintained transportation systems bursting at the seams, and can result in massive traffic jams.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 09/08

    A black Amur leopard cub growls during a medical examination at the Serengeti Safari Park in the northern German village of Hodenhagen on Wednesday.

  • Why the planned Koran burning causes outrage and alarm

    Global News Blog Why the planned Koran burning causes outrage and alarm

    To devout Muslims, the Sept. 11 Koran burning proposed by the Florida preacher Terry Jones is akin to burning the word of God. Muslim leaders and US military and civilian officials have asked Jones to reconsider his plan.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 09/07

    Actress Angelina Jolie (c.) arrives at the Jalozai flood victim relief camp during her visit to flood-affected areas and relief camps supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in Pakistan's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province on Tuesday. Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency, called on Tuesday for constant and long-term assistance for Pakistan to help it cope with its worst-ever floods that have wreaked havoc on the impoverished country.

 
 
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