TIME Islam

See How Muslims Around the World Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

The holiday is celebrated differently around the world

With large-scale prayer services and family gatherings, Muslims around the world began celebrating Eid al-Fitr on Friday morning. The three-day holiday marking the end of Ramadan is a time of gratitude and festivity, when many observe the holiday in their own ways across the globe.

The holiday is celebrated in many ways by Muslim cultures all over the word. Take a look at these photos compiled of Friday’s celebrations to see how Muslims in Afghanistan, India, China and elsewhere celebrated the holy day.

TIME Crime

Witness the Outpouring of Grief After the Chattanooga Shooting

Memorials were held on Thursday after a gunman opened fire on two military buildings, killing 4 Marines, as officials continued to investigate the crime scenes

TIME Mexico

See the Path El Chapo Used to Get Out of Prison

The Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped a high-security prison on July 11 via a mile-long tunnel from his shower to a nearby field. Here's the route he took

TIME space

See NASA’s Latest Images of Pluto’s Icy Mountains

The mountains are relatively young

NASA’s latest images of Pluto show off a gigantic icy mountain range that formed no more than 100 million years ago. The mountains are “mere youngsters” compared to the 4.56-billion-year age of our solar system, the agency said. The photos are the latest from NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto.

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TIME Kentucky

2 Dead and 6 Missing as Deadly Flooding Hits Kentucky

Heavy rain has hampered rescue efforts

(FLAT GAP, Ky.) — Kevin Johnson last saw his son Scott wading through the rushing water with his 74-year-old grandmother on his back.

Scott Johnson had already saved his father, his uncle and sister as a flash flood ravaged the rural town of Flat Gap. He returned to their cluster of trailers for his grandmother and teenage nephew and started to carry them to higher ground. As the flood raged out of control, he wedged his nephew safely into a high tree before the water washed Johnson and the grandmother away.

The grandmother, Willa Mae Pennington, was found dead Tuesday among debris from the family’s shattered mobile homes, Johnson County Coroner J.R. Frisby confirmed. Scott Johnson, 34, is one of six people still unaccounted for after the raging Monday afternoon flood.

Rescue crews combing the hilly Appalachian terrain Tuesday were hampered by more heavy rains, swarming mosquitoes, soupy humidity and knee-deep mud.

“It just wears your legs out to walk,” said Gary McClure, the local emergency management director. “You walk from here to there in that mud and you’re ready to sit down. It just pulls you down.”

Authorities called off the search around 8 p.m. Tuesday, but resumed Wednesday morning after a convoy of National Guard vehicles and heavy equipment, including excavators and dump trucks, traveled down the road toward the hardest hit area.

“They will be going back over the same areas again and starting new searches that we haven’t gone over so far. Every inch of all this debris has not been searched through yet,” Frisby said Wednesday. “Just haven’t had time.”

On Tuesday, emergency personnel went door-to-door in the hardest-hit neighborhoods, searching for those who might be trapped in their homes, Kentucky State Police Trooper Steven Mounts said. Like Scott Johnson’s nephew, some were rescued from trees, Price said.

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency to give local officials immediate access to state resources to assist in recovery efforts.

The search area stretches more than 8 miles, from the town of Flat Gap south to Staffordsville — an area with 500 homes and 1,200 residents about 120 miles east of Lexington, police told a news conference. Authorities estimate more than 150 homes were destroyed.

Hebert Hayden, 78, left home with his wife for a doctor’s appointment. While they were away, their mobile home was swept from its foundation and crashed nearby. They lost everything.

“All I can say is God was on our side,” he said. “If we would have been here, we would have drowned.”

The roads now are lined with empty foundations, where trailers or homes once stood. Cars are flipped upside down and trees uprooted. Fifteen people were treated at a local hospital and released.

Frisby identified the second known casualty as Herman Eddie May Sr., 65. May was driving alone in a sport-utility vehicle when floodwaters from the Patterson Creek started to sweep him away. He drowned after he got out and was swallowed by the rising water, Frisby said.

Doris Hardin watched the water rise from the window of her mobile home. Her lights flickered off then her neighbor banged on the door, shouting for her to flee. She and her neighbors had seconds to react. Hardin sprinted up a hill, as utility poles crashed down around her.

The water swept up Hardin’s trailer, her two cats still inside, and jammed it into a growing heap of mangled debris: other mobile homes, wrecked cars, snapped trees and downed power lines.

Hardin, now staying with her father, had still not found her cats Tuesday afternoon, and feared she never would.

“I don’t think anything else is going to be salvageable,” she said.

Authorities worried that the muddy, rushing creek, still swollen Tuesday afternoon, had not finished its destruction.

A strong thunderstorm was passing through the area Tuesday evening, dumping heavy rain and lashing the area with high winds.

Buddy Rogers, spokesman for Kentucky Emergency Management, said the ground is thoroughly saturated from the overnight rains and heavy storms of the past several weeks. More water will have nowhere to go but into roads, yards and homes, he suspects. Many of the same areas are likely to be underwater again. The water-logged ground also threatens to topple more power lines, trees and utility poles in high winds.

“Any more rain at all is going to be detrimental. It will hurt us,” said Bobby Moore, a Johnson County 911 dispatcher. Moore said the flood washed away a number of rural roads and left others clogged with fallen trees and debris, forcing rescuers to turn to all-terrain vehicles to reach homes and search for residents.

A helicopter hovered overhead to aid in the search, which included more than 100 rescuers from local departments, the state police, the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the National Guard.

Authorities were trying to keep as many people off the roads and out of the area as possible. Rogers recommended that people who live in flood-prone areas find an alternative place to stay until the storms pass.

Homes there have no power or phone service, and many have been severely damaged by floodwaters. A shelter was opened at the Paintsville recreation center, though only a handful of people were there Tuesday afternoon. Most displaced residents were staying at hotels or with family, Moore said.

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Associated Press writers Claire Galofaro and Rebecca Reynolds Yonker in Louisville, Kentucky, contributed to this report.

TIME celebrities

Stars Align at Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con Party

See Maisie Williams and James McAvoy on the red carpet

Though they may wear superhero spandex on set, the many film and TV stars who visited San Diego Comic-Con this year slipped into something a little less comfortable for the Entertainment Weekly party at the Hard Rock Hotel, the hottest ticket during the convention weekend.

Game of Thrones stars like Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner joined Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence and Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac at the poolside party.

TIME bosnia and herzegovina

Witness Scenes From the Remembrance of Srebrenica 20 Years Later

Bosnians mourned at a mass funeral for 136 newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre on July 11, 2015

TIME tennis

See a Victorious Serena Williams Hold Up Her Wimbledon Trophy

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Leon Neal—AFP/Getty Images Serena Williams celebrates with the winner's trophy, the Venus Rosewater Dish, after her women's singles final victory over Spain's Garbine Muguruza on day twelve of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London on July 11, 2015.

Serena Williams won her sixth Wimbledon title on Saturday and now holds all four Grand Slam titles at once, for her second "Serena Slam"

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