Many Muslims around the world have begun celebrating Eid al-Fitr -- the three-day holiday that breaks the fast of the holy month of Ramadan.
Different countries begin the celebration on different days, depending on when the new moon is sighted. Indonesia, which has more Muslims than any other country, began the holiday on Thursday, and millions of people traveled from cities to their home towns and villages to celebrate with their families.
In Iraq, tighter security went into effect as Sunni Muslims and some Shiites marked the first day of Eid, while other Shiites will begin the celebrations Friday.
Eid observances also began today in Afghanistan and the Palestinian territories.
Many Muslims begin the holiday with special prayers after sunrise, and then celebrate with family and friends.
In the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, devastated by a massive earthquake three weeks ago, Eid will be observed beginning Friday.