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16/06/2018 1:30 PM IST | Updated 16/06/2018 1:33 PM IST

PHOTOS: Politicians United, Mass Prayers Held -- How India Celebrated Eid 2018

Eid mubarak!

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Eid-Ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramzan, is being celebrated across the country on Saturday, except for Kerala, where it was celebrated on Friday.

While it was expected that Eid would be celebrated be n Friday, the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid had announced on Thursday that because the moon was not sighted on that evening, Eid would be held on Saturday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter calling for harmony and unity across the country on Eid.

President Ramnath Kovind also took to Twitter to wish Indians celebrating Eid.

Here are some images of people celebrating Eid across India:

Monuments were lit up for Chaand Raat

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Delhi's Jama Masjid lit up for Eid. People gather here every year to wait for the sighting of the moon that marks the festival of Eid.

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A view of crescent moon near a Jama Masjid Minaret on the eve of Eid al-fitr.

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The Naubat Khana lit up on the occasion of Eid al-fitr in Lucknow's old city.

Politicians showed unity

Delhi beat the heat to offer prayers

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Eid al-Fitr prayers were offered marking the end of Ramzan.

Mumbai braved rains

Kashmir offered prayers amid protests

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Prayers being offered in Srinagar.

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Women offer prayers in Srinagar.

Hundreds offered prayers in Hyderabad

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People offer Eid al-Fitr prayers outside Eidgah-Bilal, in Hyderabad.

There was no distribution of sweets at Wagah Border

Children had the best time

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A child in Srinagar on Eid.

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A boy takes a picture prayers in Srinagar.

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This Hyderabad boy offered prayers in his fancy sunglasses.

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A boy looks on as prayers were offered in Srinagar.