Elders prepare for the morning prayers during Eid’l Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan at the Saguiaran evacuation center in Lanao del Sur.

A young girl waits for the start of morning prayers during Eid’l Fitr in Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur as other evacuees clean up the gym where they are housed temporarily.

The evacuation center is cleared up in preparation for the morning prayers.

A group of women wait for the start of morning prayers.

An elder takes a puff before the start of morning prayers.

Evacuees pack their belongings as their temporary housing is cleared up for the morning prayers during Eid’l Fitr celebration.

Evacuees pack their belongings as their temporary housing is cleared up for the morning prayers during Eid’l Fitr celebration.

Evacuees pack their belongings as their temporary housing is cleared up for the morning prayers during Eid’l Fitr celebration.

Evacuees arrive at the Saguiaran evacuation center to attend Eid’l Fitr.

Men wait for the start of morning prayers.

Women say their morning prayers in celebration of Eid’l Fitr.

Women say their morning prayers.

Women say their morning prayers.

Women say their morning prayers.

An armored personnel carrier (APC) parks at the mosque beside the Marawi Capitol building in Marawi for security purposes after a humanitarian pause was declared unilaterally by the military to give way for rescuing trapped civilians.

Meals are given out to Muslim evacuees to break their fast after morning prayers ending the month-long Ramadan celebrations.

Group of kids having their breakfast after the morning prayers.

After the humanitarian window which lasted from 6 am to 2 pm, Philippine soldiers resume alert status and hostilities.

PHOTOS: Prayers of thanks in the midst of war

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.

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