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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 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. Read more

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