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Indian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers near the Quli Qutub Shahi tombs in Hyderabad, India.

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Sahib Khan, a taxi driver, said he can’t go on vacation during Eid because it’s usually one of the busiest times of the year. ‘We need to be here for the passengers and tourists,’ he said.

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People spend Eid Al Fitr with friends and family at The Dubai Fountain near The Dubai Mall. Malls were busy, with food courts teeming with people.

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Lifeguards prepare to move a victim of a lightning strike in Venice, California July 27, 2014. The strike has claimed the life of one, injuring at least eight others, one severely, according to local media.

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