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A Muslim man reads the Koran during the holy month of Ramadan inside Al-Refaie mosque in the old Islamic area of Cairo July 16, 2014.

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A Muslim man reads the Koran during the holy month of Ramadan inside Al-Refaie mosque in the old Islamic area of Cairo

Dressed in a burqa, 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 heir daily Madrassa, or Islamic school, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

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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

Sakina waits for a teacher to recite verses from the Quran during religion class at a local mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Religious schools in Pakistan mostly set up in mosques are potential source of education for thousands of children.

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Sakina waits for a teacher to recite verses from the Koran during religion class at a local mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. Religious schools in Pakistan mostly set up in mosques are potential source of education for thousands of children.

A Pakistani Muslim devotee offers Eid al...A Pakistani Muslim devotee offers Eid al-Adha prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore on October 16, 2013. Muslims across the world are celebrating the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.   AFP PHOTO/ Arif ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

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A Pakistani Muslim devotee offers Eid al-Adha prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore . 

People run to help outside one of two mosques hit by explosions in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli, August 23, 2013. At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in two explosions outside mosques in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli on Friday, security sources and witnesses said.

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People run to help outside one of two mosques hit by explosions in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli. At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in two explosions outside mosques in Lebanon‘s northern city of Tripoli on Friday, security sources and witnesses said

An injured protesters who supports ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi lies inside a  mosque in Ramses Square in Cairo...ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH  An injured protesters who supports ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi lies inside a mosque in Ramses Square in Cairo, August 16, 2013. Protests by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi turned violent across Egypt on Friday, with witnesses reporting four dead in central Cairo and at least 12 killed in northern cities as the Muslim Brotherhood staged a "Day of Rage". REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TEMPLATE OUT

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An injured protester who supports ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi lies inside a mosque in Ramses Square in Cairo on Friday. Protests by supporters of ousted Islamist Mr Morsi turned violent across Egypt, with witnesses reporting four dead in central Cairo and at least 12 killed in northern cities as the Muslim Brotherhood staged a ‘day of rage’.

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 handout image released by the Syrian o...A handout image released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network on July 25, 2013, allegedly shows the Khaled bin Walid mosque whose mausoleum has been partially destroyed in the al-Khalidiyah neighbourhood of the central Syrian city of Homs. Syrian army shelling destroyed the centuries-old mausoleum a monitoring group and activists said on July 22. Reports of the destruction of the Sunni Muslim pilgrimage site emerged as an intense army campaign to reclaim rebel-held areas of Homs, a strategic junction city, entered its fourth week.  AFP PHOTO/HO/SHAAM NEWS NETWORK  == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / SHAAM NEWS NETWORK" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - AFP IS USING PICTURES FROM ALTERNATIVE SOURCES AS IT WAS NOT AUTHORISED TO COVER THIS EVENT, THEREFORE IT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIGITAL ALTERATIONS TO THE PICTURE'S EDITORIAL CONTENT, DATE AND LOCATION WHICH CANNOT BE INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED ==-/AFP/Getty Images

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The Khalid bin Walid mosque’s mausoleum has been partially destroyed in the al-Khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs in central Syria. Syrian army shelling destroyed the centuries-old mausoleum, a monitoring group and activists said on July 22.

A Nepalese Muslim boy offers Friday prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Kathmandu July 12, 2013.

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A Nepalese boy offers Friday prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Kathmandu

A child is seen near members of the Muslim community attending midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in Strasbourg

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A child attends midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque on the first day of Ramadan on Tuesday. The Grand Mosque of Paris has fixed the first day of Ramadan as Wednesday, splitting from the French Council of Muslim Religion, which determined it would begin on Tuesday.

Pigeons fly outside Shah-Do Shamshira mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 1, 2013. (AP photo/Rahmat Gul)

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Pigeons are startled outside Shah-Do Shamshira mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday. 

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 Lebanese army soldier stands guard near the Bilal bin Rabbah mosque where Sunni cleric Sheik Ahmad al-Assir once preached, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

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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, the leader of Ahbab Al-Mustafa Battalion, demonstrates to female members as he holds a gun during a military training in a mosque in the Seif El Dawla neighbourhood in Aleppo. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman    REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.    REUTERS NEWS PICTURES.

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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 billows from the entrance of 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, after troops seized control of the headquarters of a radical Sunni sheikh whose supporters battled the army for two days, killing 16 soldiers.

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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 on May 10, 2013.

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An Iranian boy stands among worshippers during the weekly Muslim Friday prayers at Tehran University in the Iranian capital

Muslim people sit near their destroyed homes after riots broke out in a village at Oakkan town, some 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of Yangon on May 1, 2013. One person was killed and nine injured after mobs attacked mosques and burned homes in central Myanmar, authorities said on May 1, in the latest religious unrest to erupt in the nation.

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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.

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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.