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Eid’l Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a month-long fast observed by Muslims to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad.
Eid’l Fitr is an occasion for Muslims to show gratitude to Allah.
In war-torn Marawi City, which is predominantly Muslim, Eid’l Fitr last Sunday was doubly meaningful.
The government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front through its Joint Coordinating, Monitoring and Assistance Centre declared an eight-hour ceasefire from the bombings, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. which allowed rescue of trapped civilians.
Thousands of evacuees attended the morning prayers which was punctuated by shots at the background. At exactly 2 pm, loud explosions were heard.
It’s back to war in Marawi City.
Photojournalist Luis Liwanag shares images of how the beleaguered people of Marawi observed Eid’l Fitr.