Thousands across Brooklyn celebrate end of Ramadan

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EAST NEW YORK -

Tuesday marked the end of Ramadan, and thousands gathered in Brooklyn to celebrate.

Crowds gathered along Glenmore Avenue to pray on Eid al Fitr, a celebration to mark the end of Ramadan.

Thousands of men were in attendance to celebrate the holiday. Women also joined in the celebration by praying at a mosque down the street.

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. For about 30 days, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset.

Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha, or "feast of sacrifice," are considered the biggest and most important holidays for the Muslim community.

Those who were in attendance say they hope to send a message.

"We are celebrating peace and love for the world and hate for none," says Jahangir Kabir, of Baitul Mamur Masjib and Community Center.

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