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Thousands of Eid worshippers mark end of Ramadan on Stepney Green

PUBLISHED: 14:00 30 August 2011 | UPDATED: 10:35 31 August 2011

Eid gathering in the park

Eid gathering in the park

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Thousands of worshippers packed Stepney Green Park in London's East End for the Eid prayers this-morning to mark the end of Ramadan.

An estimated 4,000 turned up, despite an overcast sky.

“It was an ecstatic atmosphere,” said one worshipper, Wais Islam, who took a picture of the gathering.

“It’s the fourth year we’ve assembled at Stepney Green for Eid.”

The 30 minutes of prayer which began at 9.30am were led by Sheik Madani, an imam from Shadwell’s Darul Ummah mosque. Daily fasting for the month of Ramadan ended last night.

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