A Lebanese army soldier stands guard near the Bilal bin Rabbah mosque where Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir once preached, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon on Wednesday.
Abu al-Taib, leader of Ahbab Al-Mustafa Battalion, during a military training for female fighters in a mosque in the Seif El Dawla neighbourhood in Aleppo on Tuesday
Black smoke rises from the Bilal bin Rabah mosque behind an armored personnel carrier as Lebanese army soldiers detonate booby traps set by gunmen in the Abra district of the southern city of Sidon. Troops seized control of the headquarters of a radical Sunni sheikh whose supporters battled the army for two days and killed 16 soldiers.
An Iranian boy stands among worshippers during the weekly Muslim Friday prayers at Tehran University in the Iranian capital
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Muslims sit near their destroyed homes after riots broke out in a village at Oakkan town, about 100 km north of Yangon, on Wednesday. One person was killed and nine injured after mobs attacked mosques and burned homes in central Myanmar, authorities said, in the latest religious unrest to erupt in the country.
Syrian rebel fighters stand in a damaged section of the Umayyad Mosque complex in the old part of Syria‘s northern city of Aleppo on April 16 2013. After nine months of fighting that has devastated many districts in Aleppo, rebels now control more than half of the city. Read more