With the crescent moon, which marked the beginning of Ramadan, out of sight, and new one on the horizon, Muslims all over the world began celebrating the end of Ramadan. The three day festival is called Eid al-Fitr, and during the first week of November Muslims rejoice the end of fasting by heading to mosques, giving each other presents, donating money to charities and spending time with family and friends.
Monday marked the twelfth day of street violence in Paris and its suburbs, as the most intense street violence to hit France in four decades spilled into over 200 cities and towns throughout the country.
More than 20,000 are believed to be dead after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake occurred on the Pakistan-India boarder yesterday, Oct. 8. The earthquake caused massive devastation in sections of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, according to the Associated Press.
It was 6:00 a.m. and the sun was slowly rising beyond the horizon. In the distance, a rooster warned the start of a new day - a replacement for the usual alarm clock. Looking around, junior Rachel Bernstein realized that this was not her room, not her house, in fact, this was not even America - this was El Salvador.
People rush to the malls to purchase gifts for relatives and friends. Cities are crowded as people flood the streets to admire the gorgeous lights and decorations. Family and friends come together to eat delicious home-cooked food and exchange presents to celebrate the holiday season of Durga Puja.
Palestinian president Yasser Arafat is considered seriously ill but in stable condition as of Oct. 28. He has been staying in his compound in Ramallah and has had doctors from Tunisia, Jordan and Egypt come to treat him over the last week according to The Washington Post.
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