Muslims pray
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Muslimer beder i Jami Moskeen i Moscow på Eid al-Fitr helligdagen.
Over 250,000 islamisk troende kom til Moskva's katedralmoske for morgenbønnen som fejrer Eid al-Fitr festivalen, rapporterede politiet. Mindre offentlige forsamlinger fandt sted på tværs af Rusland, hvor Islam er den næststørste trosretning.


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Despite being one of the largest in Europe, the mosque in Moscow can only accommodate about 10,000 people, so the majority of believers placed their prayer mats on the streets outside the building. The authorities cordoned off the entire area to traffic for the occasion.

Eid al-Fitr mass prayer
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Muslims attend an Eid al-Fitr mass prayer to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Moscow, Russia June 25, 2017
Moscow police deployed 3,000 officers to preserve order near the cathedral mosque and several other large Muslim prayer sites in the Russian capital. They reported no incidents.

Muslims pray outside
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Muslims pray outside the Jami Mosque in Moscow on the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
The morning prayer at the St. Petersburg Mosque was somewhat marred by rain, which poured down on the some 40,000 believers gathered there. A storm also battered Muslims who came to pray in Ufa, the provincial capital of Bashkortostan.

Jami Mosque
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Muslims pray in the Jami Mosque in Moscow on the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
The Eid festival, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is one of the most important celebrations in Islam. It is a day for feasting after the month-long fast, for giving alms to the needy, and celebrating bonds in the community.

Jami Mosque in Moscow
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Muslims pray outside the Jami Mosque in Moscow on the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
In Russia, Eid al-Fitr is marked as an official holiday in nine predominantly Muslim republics in the southern part of the country.

 Muslims in the Akhmat Kadyrov Mosque
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Muslims in the Akhmat Kadyrov Mosque in Grozny on the Eid al-Fitr holiday.