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BJP leader Vijay Goel receives a contribution from Muslim community members for the Ayodhya Ram Temple, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi offers funeral prayers of his mother Sakina Begum at Bhadari village, in Phulpur.

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Pilgrims take part in the flag hoisting ceremony for the annual Urs at the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, in Ajmer.

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Muslim worshippers pray despite a nationwide lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus during a protest against Israel's police lack of enforcement and recent rise in violence in Arab communities in the northern Arab Israeli town of Umm el-Fahm, Israel. About 2,000 people protested outside the local police station and blocked main roads in the area.

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Muslims raise their hands and pray as the head priest, unseen, displays a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammad during special prayers on the death anniversary of Abu Bakr Siddiq, the first Caliph of Islam, at Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar.

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A delegation of All India Sajjadanashin Council meets National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in New Delhi.

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Raza academy members detained by police for protesting outside the Chinese Embassy against the alleged atrocities on Uighur Muslims, in Mumbai.

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Members of the Raza academy stage a protest outside the Chinese Embassy against the alleged atrocities on Uighur Muslims, in Mumbai.

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Members of the Raza academy stage a protest outside the Chinese Embassy against the alleged atrocities on Uighur Muslims, in Mumbai.

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Members of the Raza academy stage a protest outside the Chinese Embassy against the alleged atrocities on Uighur Muslims, in Mumbai.

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Muslims prepare food for farmers during their agitation against the new farm laws, at Singhu border in New Delhi.

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Devotees offer prayers during the annual Urs festival at Dastageer Sahib shrine in Srinagar.

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Devotees offer prayers in a mosque, after authorities allowed re-opening of religious places in Maharashtra on Monday with COVID-19 prevention protocols, in Mumbai.

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A man wearing mask offers prayers at the shrine of Makhdoom Ali Mahimi, an ancient Muslim scholar and saint in Mumbai. Religious places across the Maharashtra state reopened for devotees on Monday after remaining closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A man performs prayer at Sealdah Railway Station platform in Kolkata.

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Indonesian Islamic cleric and the leader of Islamic Defenders Front Rizieq Shihab, center, speaks to his followers upon arrival from Saudi Arabia at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Indonesia. Thousands of followers of the firebrand cleric joyfully welcomed him at an the airport as he returned home from a 3-year exile in Saudi Arabia after criminal charges including a pornography case were dropped.

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A devotee prays as the head priest (unseen) displays holy relic on Friday following Eid Milad -un-Nabi at Hazratbal shrine, in Srinagar.

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Devotees pray as the head priest (unseen) displays the holy relic on Friday following Eid Milad-un-Nabi at Hazratbal shrine, in Srinagar,.

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Police try to stop Muslims who were staging a protest against French President Emmanuel Macron and republication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad which they deem blasphemous, near French Consulate, in Kolkata.

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People walk on defaced images of French President Emmanuel Macron pasted on a street in Mumbai. Muslims have been calling for both protests and a boycott of French goods in response to France's stance on caricatures of Islam's most revered prophet.

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Devotees take out a procession on the occasion of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad, in Bhadarwah town of Doda district.

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Members of the Muslim community prepare for the upcoming Eid Milad-Un-Nabi 2020 festival, in Thane.

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In this photo released by Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Muslims practice social distancing while praying around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque during the first day umrah pilgrimages were allowed to restart, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The umrah pilgrimage, or smaller pilgrimage, can be undertaken at any time of the year. A very small, limited number of people donning the white terrycloth garment symbolic of the Muslim pilgrimage circled Islam's holiest site in Mecca on Sunday after Saudi Arabia lifted coronavirus restrictions that had been in place for months.

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A volunteer sprays disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus, during the open-air Friday prayers in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq.

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Devotees offers prayers at Jama Masjid after it reopened as per the 'Unlock-4' guidelines issued by the Centre in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, in Jaipur.

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Muslims wearing face masks beat drums during a Muharram procession in Kolkata, India. India has the third-highest coronavirus caseload after the United States and Brazil, and the fourth-highest death toll in the world.

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A Muslim boy wearing face mask stands in front of a replica of the highest seat of Imam Hussain, the great grandson of Prophet Muhammad prior to a Muharram procession in Kolkata. India has the third-highest coronavirus caseload after the United States and Brazil, and the fourth-highest death toll in the world.

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Shiite Muslim worshippers gather in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussein to mark the Muslim festival of Arbaeen in Karbala, Iraq. The holiday marks the end of the forty day mourning period after the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson in the 7th century.

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A member of the Muslim community participates in a procession during the Muharram, in Kolkata.

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Members of the Muslim community participate in a procession during the Muharram, in Kolkata.

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Shiite Muslims participate in a Muharram procession in Karachi, Pakistan. Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is a month of mourning for Shiites in remembrance of the death of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century.

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Kashmiri Shiite Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession in Srinagar, Kashmir. Muharram is a month of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. Authorities had imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar, the region's main city, to prevent gatherings marking Muharram from developing into anti-India protests.

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Kashmiri Shiite Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession in Srinagar, Kashmir. Muharram is a month of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. Authorities had imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar, the region's main city, to prevent gatherings marking Muharram from developing into anti-India protests.

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Muslim cleric Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahli hoists the Tricolor on the occasion of 74th Independence Day, at Eidgah in Lucknow.

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People look at pillars lying at a workshop for the construction of a Rama temple ahead of its groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya.

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People offer namaz on the occasion of Eid al-Adha outside a shrine during the lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, in Srinagar. The authorities have appealed to the people to offer prayers in their homes and not to go to mosques and shrines in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

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People offer namaz at Gedu Mian's mosque on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, in Agartala.

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Poeple offer namaz at a mosque on the occasion of Eid al-Adha festival during the complete lockdown on weekend to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Prayagraj.

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People maintaining social distancing, offer namaz at Jumma Masjid on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, in Ahmedabad.

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A family offers Eid prayers inside a room in Srinagar.

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People offer Eid prayers inside a local mosque in downtown Srinagar.

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People gather at Nakhoda Masjid on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, in Kolkata.

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People offer namaz on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at Nakhoda Masjid in Kolkata.

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People offer namaz on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at Nakhoda Masjid in Kolkata.

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People offer namaz on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at Nakhoda Masjid in Kolkata.

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People offer namaz on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at Nakhoda Masjid in Kolkata.

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People offer namaz on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at Nakhoda Masjid in Kolkata.

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People pray on a pedestrian bridge outside a crowded mosque during an Eid al-Adha prayer in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

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People pray outside a mosque as they celebrate Eid al-Adha, which Muslims in Russia call Kurban-Bairam in St.Petersburg, Russia.

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People wearing face masks offer Eid al-Adha prayer at a park as mosques are limited for ten people following the government's measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in the mixed Arab Jewish city of Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel.

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People offer Eid al-Adha prayer at a park as mosques are limited for ten people following the government's measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in the mixed Arab Jewish city of Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel.

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People offer Eid al-Adha prayer next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city. This is the first Feast of Sacrifice since the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic. The major Muslim holiday, at the end of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, is observed around the world by believers and commemorates prophet Abraham's pledge to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.

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A boy wears a protective mask in the colors of the Indian national flag, leaves after offering Eid al-Adha prayer at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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People wear masks as precaution against coronavirus and offer Eid al-Adha prayer at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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People on their way home after offering namaz at Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, in New Delhi.

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People offer namaz on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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Pilgrims walk around the Kabba at the Grand Mosque, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The global coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over every aspect of this year's pilgrimage, which last year drew 2.5 million Muslims from across the world to Mount Arafat, where the Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon nearly 1,400 years ago. Only a very limited number of pilgrims were allowed to take part in the hajj amid numerous restrictions to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus.

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Pilgrims walk around the Kabba at the Grand Mosque, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The global coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over every aspect of this year's pilgrimage, which last year drew 2.5 million Muslims from across the world to Mount Arafat, where the Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon nearly 1,400 years ago. Only a very limited number of pilgrims were allowed to take part in the hajj amid numerous restrictions to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus.

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Muslims, wearing protective masks as a precaution against infection from coronavirus gather for the Eid al-Adha prayer inside the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, recently converted back to a mosque, in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul. Small groups of pilgrims performed one of the final rites of the Islamic hajj on Friday as Muslims worldwide marked the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday amid a global pandemic that has impacted nearly every aspect of this year’s pilgrimage and celebrations. The last days of hajj coincide with the four-day Eid al-Adha, or “Feast of Sacrifice,” in which Muslims slaughter livestock and distribute the meat to the poor.

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Muslim men offer Eid al-Adha prayer next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city. This is the first Feast of Sacrifice since the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic. The major Muslim holiday, at the end of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, is observed around the world by believers and commemorates prophet Abraham's pledge to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.

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Muslim pilgrims pray on top of the rocky hill known as Mountain of Mercy on the Plain of Arafat during the annual hajj pilgrimage near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Only about 1,000 pilgrims will be allowed to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage this year due to the virus pandemic.

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A man carries a sacrificial goat home after buying from a livestock market on the eve of Eid al-Adha festival, in Bikaner.

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General view showing the Grand Mosque, at the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia ahead of the Hajj pilgrimage. Anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 pilgrims will be allowed to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Muslim Mahila Foundation members make 'Rakhis' with pictures of PM Narendra Modi and other leaders, ahead of the festival of ‘Rakshabandhan’ in Varanasi.

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Shahi Imam of Delhi Jama Masjid, Ahmad Bukhari Sahab meets Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in New Delhi.

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Devotees pray inside the iconic Jama Masjid, after the mosque re-opened for public since its closure in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Old Delhi.

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People light oil lamps inside Badshah no Hajiro during a special prayer meeting for the COVID-19 victims, in Ahmedabad.

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Devotees offer prayers at Moti Masjid during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Bhopal.

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Muslim men pray next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city. The Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam, reopened early Sunday, following weeks of closure aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

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People pray spaced apart to help curb the spread of the coronavirus during a Friday prayer at the Al Barkah Grand Mosque in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. Muslims in some parts of Indonesia attended Friday prayers as mosques closed by the coronavirus for weeks were allowed to start reopening in the world's most populous Muslim nation.

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People offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at a residence, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Guwahati.

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People offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at Burah Jama Masjid, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Guwahati.

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Stranded madrasa students board a special train to reach Purnia in Bihar at Lalgarh Junction, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bikaner.

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A Muslim family offers Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at their home, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

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A homeless man eats Kheer, a sweet dish distributed by a Muslim man on Eid al-Fitr in Ahmedabad.

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Muslim boys greet each other after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers at historical Khairudeen Jama Masjid during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A Muslim man offers Eid-al-Fitr prayers at his home, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Ajmer.

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A policeman clicks selfie with Muslim boys after they offered Eid al-Fitr prayers at historical Khairudeen Jama Masjid during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A Muslim man offers Eid al-Fitr prayers at historical Khairudeen Jama Masjid during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A Muslim man, wearing face mask, offers Eid-al-Fitr prayers at Moti Masjid amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bhopal.

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Members of a Muslim family offer Eid-al-Fitr prayers at their home, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Jalandhar

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Members of an extended Muslim family offer Eid-al-Fitr prayers on the roof of a house, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Bolpur in Birbhum district, West Bengal.

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Policemen keep vigil outside of the closed Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr festival, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Prayagraj.

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Muslims walk in a market area after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata.

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People greet each other after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata.

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A Muslim man offers Eid-al-Fitr prayers amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata.

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Muslims buy garlands from a shop on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Chikmagalur.

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Muslim community members offer Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at a graveyard amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in old Delhi.

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A Muslim man in the half closed shop during Eid al-Fitr near the Jama Masjid at New Delhi.

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Muslims offer Eid-ul-Fitr namaz outside Jama Musjid, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Old Delhi.

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Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr namaz, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Mathura.

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Muslims walk in a market area on Eid in Jama Masjid, Delhi

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Jama Masjid to remain closed for devotees today on Eid-ul-Fitr amid the 4th phase of Corona Lockdown.

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Muslims offer Eid prayers in the premises of a residential building in Old Delhi. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, a usually joyous three-day celebration has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.

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Muslims offer Eid prayers in the premises of a residential building in Old Delhi. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, a usually joyous three-day celebration has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.

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A sign indicating greeting restriction measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus is stuck on a tree as Muslims attend prayers for Eid al-Fitr, the feast of breaking the fast which marks the end of Ramadan, when Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset, in Rome's Piazza Vittorio Square.

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Nigeria Muslims wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, attend Eid prayers at the Kofar Mata prayer ground in Kano Nigeria. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, a usually joyous three-day celebration has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteers distribute food packets and refreshments to Muslim students of a madarsa as they arrive to board a special train to Bihar, during the fourth phase of ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Habibganj railway station in Bhopal.

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Stranded migrant boys offer namaz for Eid-ul-Fitr after arriving from Gujarat via special train at Hatia Railway Station, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Kashmiri Muslims offer Eid prayers in the premises of a residential building in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, a usually joyous three-day celebration has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.

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