efe-epaBy Sarah Mohamed Cairo

Egypt on Saturday marked the birthday of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, with people lining up to buy mouthwatering nut-filled sweets.

The occasion, known as al-Mawlid al-Nabawi, is observed on 12 Rabi’ al-Awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar that employs the Hijri era, when Muhammad and his followers migrated from Mecca to Madina in 622 CE. EFE-EPA