Birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad celebrated

A look at the celebrations to mark Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad. Muslims all over the world take part in religious processions, ceremonies and distribute free meals to the poor.

Hundreds of devotees gathered at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar, which houses a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammad, to offer special prayers on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad-u-Nabi. Photo: NISSAR AHMAD
The head priest displays the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad on Eid-e-Milad-u-Nabi at Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar on Sunday. Photo: NISSAR AHMAD
Muslims pray on Eid-e-Milad-u-Nabi, the Prophet's birth anniversary, at the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar on Sunday. Photo: NISSAR AHMAD
People release paper lanterns during the celebrations, in front of Mohammad al-Amin Mosque in Beirut, Lebanon on Saturday. Photo: AP
Pakistanis participate in a rally to celebrate in Karachi on Sunday. Photo: AP
A youth band performs during a rally to celebrate the birthday of Islam's Prophet, Muhammad, in Karachi, Pakistan on Sunday. Photo: AP
Devotees take part in a procession during Eid Milad-un-Nabi celebrations, in Varanasi on Sunday. Photo: PTI
The tricolour is waved along with other flags during a procession in Kolkata on Sunday. Photo: PTI
Muslims decorate their locality during Eid Milad-un-Nabi celebrations, in Kolkata on Sunday. Photo: PTI
A procession at Darussalam in Hyderabad on Sunday. Hundreds of youth participated in the processions across the city, holding green flags and raising slogans in the praise of the Prophet. The main procession was held near historic Charminar. Photo: PTI
A procession took place at Sangareddy. Processions, meetings, feeding of the poor, and blood donation camps marked the festival. Photo: Mohd Arif
Displaying religious harmony, Rajendra Mahaswamy of Mahalingapur mutt, joins Muslim cleric Moulana Tanveer Hashmi in the procession in Vijayapura. Photo: Rahendra Singh Hajeri

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