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San Diego Muslims Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr (Photos)

A City Heights Muslim woman prepares to create a henna design on the hands of...

Credit: Binti Musa, The AjA Project

Above: A City Heights Muslim woman prepares to create a henna design on the hands of a close family member on July 28, 2014. In preparation for Eid al-Fitr, women clean and decorate their homes with vibrant colors and adorn their hands and feet with henna designs.

City Heights Muslims gathered in the Little Mogadishu district of their community Monday to break 30 days of fasting for Ramadan, the Islamic holy month during which worshippers don't eat or drink from sunup to sundown and reflect on their faith and community.

The celebration marking the close of Ramadan is called the Eid al-Fitr and ran through Tuesday. Muslims came together for prayer, traditional meals and gifts at mosques and other gathering points throughout the county, including Qualcomm Stadium. Estimates for the number of Muslims in the county vary from 22,000 to more than 140,000.

Featured photos from Monday's festivities in City Heights were taken by young photographers who participate in The AjA Project, including one who showed her own family's celebration.

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