Middle East welcomes more somber Id

As Ramadan ends, prayers for peace and lost loved ones temper the normally festive holiday across the region.

Egypt Tahrir Square (photo credit: REUTERS)
Egypt Tahrir Square
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Id al-Fitr celebrations, which typically include elaborate feasts, are more low-key, poignant affairs this year as many across the region cope with loss and ongoing unrest.
A suicide bomb attack inside a Baghdad mosque Sunday was fresh on the minds of Iraqi Muslims, while Egyptians also raised banners supporting rebels in Libya and anti-government protesters in Yemen during their first Id since ousting President Hosni Mubarak
In Libya, a sense of pride and pain mingled following last week's toppling of Muammar Gaddafi, and Palestinians are also hoping for change ahead of their bid for statehood.