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#BlackOutEid Trends On Twitter As The Diaspora Celebrates The End Of Ramadan

Muslims of the Diaspora are taking to social media with the hashtag #BlackOutEid to celebrate Eid al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan.


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Muslims of the Diaspora are taking to Twitter today with the hashtag #BlackOutEid as the world's 1.5 billion Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr and the end of 30 days of fasting for the holy month of Ramadan. The hashtag was started by user @araweelwoe, who wanted to see how Black Muslims are celebrating their Eid. Here we round up some of the best photos from social media. Eid Mubarak and enjoy.

#eid #Bronx #ramadam #claremontpark

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Hamda Issa-Salwe is a second generation Somali residing in London where she studies fashion and is currently interning for an international luxury brand. Her interests include fashion, pop culture and social justice issues.

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