Many Muslims around the world have begun celebrating Eid al-Fitr, or the breaking of the fast after the holy month Ramadan.
The three-day celebration began on Saturday in many parts of the world, including Saudi Arabia. Since the specific day is determined by the sighting of the new moon, other countries, including Egypt and Indonesia, will begin Eid al-Fitr observances on Sunday.
Although customs vary between communities, many Muslims go to special prayers before sunrise and offer donations to the poor. They gather families and friends together to share traditional foods and congratulate each other on meeting the test of Ramadan, during which they do not eat or drink during daylight hours.
The holiday is likely to be observed in a subdued manner in the West Bank and Gaza, following the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Thursday.