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An Iraqi youth makes a belt especially for the annual Shiite Muslim commemoration of Ashura with the saying embossed in Arabic that reads, "Labaik ya Hussein" or " In your service Hussein", referring to the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, at a work shop in Baghdad on November 4, 2013.

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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.

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 morning October 14, 2013.  An estimated two million Muslims were in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Monday morning for the start of the annual Haj pilgrimage.

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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.

Pakistani boy, Saad Imran, 6, walks his painted sheep back home, to be slaughtered  on the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or "Feast of Sacrifice," in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Marks on the sheep reads, Eid, or "Feast, " referring to the holiday.

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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.

A Muslim pilgrim prays at Mount Al-Noor ahead of the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca October 10, 2013. Mount Al-Noor houses Ghar-E-Hira or Hira cave, where Prophet Mohammad is said to have spent a great deal of time in the cave meditating and it is believed that he had received his first revelation inside this cave.

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A Muslim pilgrim prays at Mount al-Noor ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca on Thursday

Indonesian fishermen sail to the Petik laut ceremony in specially decorated boats on August 15, 2013 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.

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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

Iranian women pray during the Eid al-Fitr prayer in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr celebration marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset.

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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 and the end of the fasting month of Ramadan at the Shah-e Do Shamshira mosque in Kabul on August 8, 2013. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr this week, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan during which followers are required to abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn to dusk.

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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 Muslim girl learns to read the Koran at a madrassa during Ramadan in old quarters of Delhi...A Muslim girl learns to read the Koran at a madrassa, or religious school, during the holy month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY EDUCATION)

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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 

Muslim activists from the Youth Alliance Care for the Muslim World (Aliansi Pemuda Peduli Dunia Islam) hold posters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi during a protest against the removal of Morsi in Egypt, on July 30, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Youth Alliance Care for the Muslim World is urging Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to take action over alleged crimes against humanity in Egypt.

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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 Quran, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in a Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, July 22, 2013. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)A Pakistani student of a madrassa, or Islamic school, attends a test in reciting verses of the Quran, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in a Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, July 22, 2013. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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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