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Millions of Iranians mark Eid al-Fitr with prayers

Millions of Iranians have celebrated Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the blessed fasting month of Ramadan by saying the occasion’s special prayers.

According to Press TV, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei led the Eid prayers in Tehran on Monday, and felicitated the Iranian people and other Muslims on the occasion, which he called “a day of compassion and reward.”

President Hassan Rouhani issued a message, congratulating Muslims on the occasion of the Eid.

“Across Muslim societies, understanding the grandeur of this month and this Eid represents the great festival of unity of all Muslims and their collective diligence in reducing differences and eliminating such plights as poverty, extremism, violence, and terrorism from the geography of the Muslim world,” the message read.

The president also thanked the nation for their wholesale participation in the demonstrations marking the International Quds Day on Friday.

The participation, he said, had sent across their “clarion call in defense of the rightfulness of the region’s downtrodden nations, liberation of the noble al-Quds, and condemnation of Takfiri terrorism.”