1st June 2020 in In Pictures In_pictures Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Africa – amid coronavirus In_pictures Muslims across Africa – and the world – are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Image copyright Reuters Image caption These Muslims embraced outside a mosque in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi… Image copyright Reuters Image caption All places of worship are officially closed in Kenya to prevent the spread of coronavirus, so these men prayed in a courtyard outside their house instead… Image copyright Reuters Image caption These men did manage to find a way of praying inside a mosque in Nairobi but at least they were keeping their distance. Image caption In neighbouring Tanzania, mosques and other places of worship remain open. Sunday is also the culmination of three days of thanksgiving declared by President John Magufuli because of what he says is a decline in cases of coronavirus, even though his government has stopped releasing figures… Image caption Tanzanian Prime Minister Kaasim Majaaliwa (right) was maintaining a social distance as he arrived at Gaddafi mosque in the capital Dodoma. In his speech, he urged the faithful to continue taking precautions, while worshippers did not shake hands as they normally do at Eid. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eid, known in Nigeria as Sallah, is a time when children often get new clothes, which they wear to the mosque. This stylish family was pictured sitting on a motorbike after prayers… Image copyright AFP Image caption Before praying, Muslims must perform ritual ablutions, as this boy is doing outside a mosque in Kara Ibafo in Ogun state… Image copyright Reuters Image caption Muslims in Nigeria were also urged to celebrate Eid at home but people still gathered to perform their prayers as usual outside this mosque in Nasarawa state… Image copyright AFP Image caption While these Muslims in Ogun state managed to find somewhere to keep their distance… Image copyright Reuters Image caption It is generally the men who gather to pray outside but this group of women and children also took part in Ogun state.