Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, a time for family and feasting, to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan and its daytime fasting.
Photos by Amr Nabil Essam Sayed works in a time-honored profession — one that employs him for one month a year. He is a second-generation “mesaharati,” which loosely translates from Arabic as “dawn caller.”
Photos by Eugene Hoshiko Yohei Matsuyama breaks his daylong Ramadan fast with chopsticks. He’s seated on the floor at a narrow table with a dozen other Japanese Muslim men and boys as they eat “gyudon,” a dish consisting of rice topped with beef.
For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day during Islam’s holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling fast is by far the most anticipated moment of the day.