With the sighting of the crescent moon, Muslims mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, and of dawn-to-dusk fasting, and the beginning of Eid al-Fitr. The festival, which typically starts with prayers and can include parades, family reunions and other gatherings, is a time of thanksgiving and reflection.
Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr, Sumatran tiger cubs born at the National Zoo in D.C., Demolition Derbies and more in today’s daily briefs.
August 21 Photo Brief: Wildfires in Spain, endangered sea turtles in South Carolina and a battered swimmer in the Florida Straits
Wildfires continue to sweep across Spain, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad abandons her fourth attempt to swim from Florida to Cuba, loggerhead turtle hatchlings begin their trip to the ocean, and more in today’s daily brief.
August 20 Photo Brief: Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, El Rocio Romeria pilgrimage, and Ecuador’s active Tungurahua volcano
Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the El Rocio Romeria pilgrimage in Spain, officials warn residents about Ecuador’s active Tungurahua volcano and more in today’s daily brief.