Across the world, Muslims have begun celebrating the festival of Eid al-Fitr - one of the most important dates in the Muslim calendar which marks the end of the holy festival of Ramadan.

Eid officially begins when the new moon is sighted in the sky and this year, it has been observed in countries from China, Malaysia and Indonesia to Afghanistan on the 6 July. Russia and Turkey began their celebrations the day before and for others, celebrations will commence on 7 July. Worshippers see the festival as a period to spend quality time with family members, exchange gifts and share meals.