Egyptian Muslims release balloons from the roof top of a mosque at the end of prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the Nile Delta city of Mansura, Egypt
People stand in the windows of an overcrowded passenger train as they travel home to celebrate Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday
Palestinians are checked by guards at the Israeli Qalandia checkpoint as Muslim worshippers make their way to attend the second Friday prayer of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jerusalem
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A Palestinian worker of a beachside coffeehouse decorates its terrace with hanging colourful umbrellas as part of decorations for the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City,
A boy hangs strands of vermicelli, a specialty eaten during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, to dry at a factory in Allahabad, India
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Kashmiri Muslims pray as an unseen custodian displays a holy relic, believed to be a hair from the Prophet Muhammad’s beard, during celebrations for Miraj-Ul-Alam (ascension to heaven) at Kashmir’s main Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar this morning
An Afghan woman walks past a mural that also reads “seeking knowledge is obligatory on every Muslim man and woman” in Herat
A Muslim man prays while people shout slogans against U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump outside of his office in Manhattan, New York.
An Iraqi Muslim woman walks past Christmas decorations for sale in the Shia holy city of Najaf on Thursday
Shepherds rest next to their herds of longhorned zebus at a public, riverside abattoir in the Muslim PK5 district in Bangui on Friday. The animals, which are ritually slaughtered according to the precepts of Islam, produce the meat that provides for the needs of the enclaved muslim population
A Muslims man writes out verses from the Koran on a wooden tablet to be used at a local Madrassa while sitting at a camp for displaced persons hosted at the Central Mosque in Bangui on Thursday
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Afghan Shia Muslims flagellate themselves during an Ashura procession in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday
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An Iranian man performs Eid al-Adha prayers at Tehran University on September 24, 2015. Eid al-Adha (the Festival of Sacrifice) is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son for God, and cows, camels, goats and sheep are traditionally slaughtered on the holiest day.
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Muslim students pray for rain to put out the fires which enveloped the region at Palembang 1 senior high school in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday
Palestinain women shout “Allahu Akbar” (God is the great) as Israeli security forces escort Jewish worshippers coming from the Western Wall, Judaism holiest site, crossing through the Muslim quarter in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday during scuffles between Palestinian Muslims and Israeli security forces
A boy attends the early morning Eid al-Fitr prayer at Al Noor Mosque in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The Muslim holiday Eid marks the end of 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
A Muslim man calls for the evening prayer after having his iftar (breaking of fast) meal during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India.
Afghan women wait with a child to get food from distribution scheme held during Ramadan in Herat. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious during the holy month, which ends with the Eid holiday
Rohingya refugee children play at their temporary camp in Kuala Cangkoi, North Aceh, Indonesia on Tuesday
Iraqi Shia Muslim worshippers mourn as they gather at the shrine of Imam Mussa al-Kadhim to mark the anniversary of the death of the eighth century revered Imam on Wednesday in the northern district of Kadhimiya in the Iraqi capital Baghdad