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End of Ramadan: Photo Gallery

Tens of thousands of Muslims gathered at Cathedral Mosque near metro station Prospekt Mira on Thursday to mark the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, known in Russian as Uraza Bairam, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. A police representative said that around the capital almost 150,000 people took part in the celebrations, which he said took place without incident. President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russian Muslims on the holiday and praised the country's Muslim community for their contributions to "educating youth" and "improving interfaith dialogue."

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