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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 

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 on July 19, 2013, 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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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.

A family reads verses from the Koran at a relative's grave in a cemetery, a day before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in Jakarta July 9, 2013. Traditionally Indonesian Muslims will visit the graves of their relatives before and towards the end of the the holy month.

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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 Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi shout slogans during a protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Arabic reads, " leave." The deadline on the military's ultimatum to President Mohammed Morsi has expired, with 48 hours passing since the time it was issued. Giant cheering crowds of Morsi's opponents have been gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square and other locations nationwide, waving flags furiously in expection that the military will act to remove the Islamist president after the deadline ends.

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Opponents of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi shout slogans during a protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday. 

A protester holds an Egyptian national flag as he and others attack the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in the Muqattam district in Cairo, Monday, July 1, 2013. Protesters stormed and ransacked the headquarters of President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group early Monday, in an attack that could spark more violence as demonstrators gear up for a second day of mass rallies aimed at forcing the Islamist leader from power.

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A protester holds an Egyptian flag as he and others attack the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in the Muqattam district in Cairo.

Children wait for their parents to pick up after they finish the koran reading in the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, a royal Islamic mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei Darussalam, 28 June 2013. Brunei is the host country of the 20th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF) in July 2013.

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Children wait for their parents after finishing a koran reading session in the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei Darussalam.

A protestor throws a molotov cocktail a riot police during clashes at Taksim Square Istanbul, Turkey, 11 June 2013. Turkey's crackdown on opposition protesters that reports said left at least two dead and more than 1,000 injured was 'truly disgraceful,' Amnesty International said 02 June, on a third day of the demonstrations. Demonstrations against the Islamic-conservative government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan began on 31 May when a police crackdown against a peaceful sit-in staged by environmentalists angered over a development project in Istanbul escalated into larger battles between law enforcement and demonstrators.

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A protester throws a Molotov cocktail at riot police during clashes that raged for more than two hours in Taksim Square, Istanbul, on Tuesday.