Algerian Muslim pilgrims in Mecca for the hajj take pictures on the Mountain of Mercy, near the Saudi Arabian holy city. The hajj, a central pillar of Islam and one that able-bodied Muslims must make once in their lives, is a four-day spiritual cleansing based on centuries of interpretation of the traditions of Prophet Muhammad. Read more
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Soldiers in the Philippines stand behind an armoured personnel carrier on the fifth day of a stand-off between government troops and Muslim rebels in Zamboanga city, on the island of Mindanao Read more
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A young Filipino stands amid burning houses after a fire fight between Philippine forces and Muslim rebels in Zamboanga City, on the southern island of Mindanao. The stand-off between government troops and rebels holed up in the southern city, entered its fourth day on Thursday. Read more
A member of the Kashmiri separatist group Hurriyat Conference at a protest condemning Friday’s attack on Muslims by Hindus in Srinagar, India, on Monday. Curfew continued in some parts of the Indian portion of Kashmir, following clashes between Hindus and Muslims during Eid holiday celebrations that claimed three lives
Thousands of Muslims gather for prayers on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, in Calcutta, India
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Muslims pray at the Pattani Central Mosque to mark the holy month of Ramadan in Pattani, Thailand.
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A Bangladeshi vendor displays traditional food as Muslims crowd the area to break their fast on the first day of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh.