In the Kashmir Valley, thousands gathered at grounds and mosques to pray for peace. Large gatherings packed the Hazratbal shrine, Eidgah grounds as well as Polo grounds. Many wore new clothes, and shopped after the prayers. Both Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq offered prayers in Srinagar.
Image: A Muslim boy watches as Eid al-Fitr prayers take place at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar on Wednesday, August 31, 2011.