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Incredible Photos Of Muslims Celebrating Eid Al-Fitr Around The World

1. Indonesian muslims women walk on ‘sea of sands’ as they prepare for Eid Al-Fitr prayer at Parangkusumo beach on July 28, 2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Photo Credits: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

2. Indonesian muslims perform Eid Al-Fitr prayer on ‘sea of sands’ at Parangkusumo beach on July 28, 2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Photo Credits: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

3. A relative guides a girl in prayer at the grave of their loved one in a cemetery in Gaza city, northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. Monday marked the beginning of the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Photo Credits: AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

4. Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia. Photo Credits: Reuters/Junaidi Hanafiah

5. Public park in Manila, Philippines.. Photo Credits: Erik De Castro / Reuters

6. Sanaa, Yemen. Photo Credits: AP Photo/Hani Mohammed

7. Herat, Afghanistan. Photo Credits: Aref Karimi/AFP / Getty Images

8. Parang Kusumo Beach, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Photo Credits:  AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi

9. Sunda Kelapa port, Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo Credits: Romeo Gacad/AFP / Getty Images

10. Bilin, West Bank, Palestinian Territories. Photo Credits: Abbas Momani/AFP / Getty Images

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Herat is one of the most graceful cities in Afghanistan. Its traditions go back to the Persian empire, with its exquisite blue and green glass, and its thriving poetry scene.

Now Herat is struggling with a darker side: drug addiction at a higher rate than almost anywhere else in the country.

In a dusty ravine on the outskirts of the city, Ahmad, a scruffy 20-year-old, is striking a match to inhale heroin.

It’s a simple act he repeats throughout his day — heating a dark slab of heroin paste smeared on a bit of foil so he can smoke it.

Ahmad is one of hundreds of addicts who have turned a dumping ground for building material into a village. A drug village.

An Afghan Village Of Drug Addicts, Ages 10 To 60

Photo Credit: David Gilkey/NPR

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