Iranian women recite verses of the Koran, Islam’s holy book, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the shrine of Saint Mohammad Helal Ibn Ali in the city of Aran va Bidgol
Shia tribal fighters raise their weapons and chant slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Basra, Iraq’s second-largest city, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq
Palestinian children at a summer camp organized by Hamas on Tuesday. Thousands of elementary school students in the Gaza Strip take part in recreational activities and political demonstrations in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails
Kashmiri Muslim women offer prayers following Meeraj-un-Nabi celebrations at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar. Thousands on Friday thronged to the shrine, which houses a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, to celebrate the prophet’s ascension to heaven
Dressed in a burka, a Pakistani child, whose family was displaced from Pakistan’s tribal areas due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, stands outside a mosque, where children hold daily Madrasa, or Islamic school, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan
A Muslim Shia man, acting as the prophet Jesus, centre, and his apostles before the battle of Karbala, take part in the annual religious performance of “Taazieh” in the town of Noosh Abad near the central Iranian city of Kashan. The event marks the mourning period of Ashura which commemorates the killing of Imam Hussein, grandson of the prophet Mohammed.
An Iraqi youth in a Baghdad workshop makes a belt for the annual Shia Muslim commemoration of Ashura. The Arabic embossment reads ‘In your service, Hussein’, referring to the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.
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A Muslim pilgrim prays atop Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the peak of the annual Haj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca early on Monday morning. An estimated 2m Muslims were in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, for the start of the annual Haj pilgrimage.
Saad Imran, aged 6, on Friday walks his sheep home to be slaughtered on the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha in Islamabad, Pakistan.
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A Muslim pilgrim prays at Mount al-Noor ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca on Thursday
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Indonesian fishermen sail to the Petik Laut ceremony in specially decorated boats on Thursday in Lekok Beach, Pasuruan, Indonesia. Indonesian Muslims working as fishermen take part in a tradition called Petik Laut, a ceremony in which they make offerings to God and give thanks for a plentiful harvest as part of Eid celebrations
Women at Eid al-Fitr prayers in Tehran, Iran, on Friday, to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan
An Afghan man prays to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, at the Shah-e Do Shamshira mosque in Kabul on Thursday
A girl learns to read the Koran at a madrassa, or religious school, during the holy month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi
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Muslim activists from the Youth Alliance Care for the Muslim World (Aliansi Pemuda Peduli Dunia Islam) protest in Yogyakarta, Indonesia against the toppling of Mohammed Morsi, former Egyptian president, on Tuesday.
A Pakistani student of a madrassa, or Islamic school, attends a test in reciting verses of the Koran, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in a mosque in Islamabad on Monday
Palestinians walk at sunrise near Israel’s Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, on the second Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, as they head to the al-Aqsa mosque to pray. Muslims fasting in the month of Ramadan must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn to dusk, when they break the fast with a meal known as Iftar.
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A family reads verses from the Koran at a relative’s grave, a day before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in Jakarta on Tuesday. Traditionally Indonesian Muslims visit the graves of their relatives before and towards the end of the holy month
Opponents of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi shout slogans during a protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday.
A protester holds an Egyptian flag as he and others attack the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in the Muqattam district in Cairo.