Security tight as Indonesia celebrates Eid
JAKARTA (AFP) - Tens of millions of Muslims in Indonesia celebrated the Eid al-Fitr holiday on Thursday as fears of fresh attacks at Buddhist sites prompted a security clampdown days after a temple bombing.
The past week has seen an exodus from cities in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation, with people taking to cars, boats and planes to head home to their families across the archipelago of more than 17,000 islands.
Indonesia is one of the first countries in the Islamic world to kick off Eid celebrations, with people ending the fasting month of Ramadan with lavish feasts and by attending services at mosques and taking part in processions.
Muslims in Australia were among the first to celebrate and Afghan President Hamid Karzai is due to deliver an address at Eid prayers in Kabul.