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
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Indonesian Muslims hold prayers to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan at the Al Akbar mosque in Surabaya
Shia Muslims shout slogans during a protest against the execution of cleric Nimr al-Nimr, who was executed along with others in Saudi Arabia, on the outskirts of Srinagar, India on Friday
Kashmiri Muslim women wail as they watch the funeral procession of suspected rebels, at Barhama, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday
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Indian Muslims offer prayers to mark Eid al-Adha at Bara Imambara in Lucknow, India, Friday
Muslim pilgrims pray on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual hajj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca on Wednesday
Palestinian women from the so-called Murrabit group raise copies of the Koran, Islam’s holy book, and shout slogans in front of Israeli security forces during a protest against Jewish groups visiting the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalems old city on Tuesday
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A man stands among camels during an auction at Birqash Camel Market just outside of Cairo, Egypt on Friday ahead of next week’s Eid al-Adha holiday. Muslims all over the world celebrate the three-day festival Eid al-Adha, by sacrificing sheep, goats, camels and cows to commemorate the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God’s command
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Indian Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Allahabad.
A worker prepares vermicelli at a workshop in Hyderabad, Pakistan, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Kashmiri Muslims raise their hands as they look towards a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, being displayed by a priest at the Hazratbal shrine on the Friday following Eid-e- Milad, marking the birth anniversary of the Prophet, in Srinagar, India.
Bosnian Muslim women cry near the coffin of a relative, one of the 175 coffins of newly identified victims from the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in Potocari Memorial Centre, near Srebrenica on Friday
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Sri Lankan Muslims, made homeless after two days of anti-Muslim riots in the tourist region of Alutgama, protest against the radical Buddhist group Bodu Bala Sena at a makeshift camp in Beruwala, about 58 km south of the capital Colombo on Wednesday
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Muslim families seek shelter under an aeroplane at Bangui Airport in Central African Republic (CAR) following the violence which makes ten of thousands of citizens displaced.
A woman runs for cover as heavy gunfire erupts in the Miskin district of Bangui, Central African Republic. In what a French soldier on the scene describes as the heaviest exchange of fire he had seen since early December, Muslim militias engaged Burundi troops who returned fire.
A man gives information about ex-Séléka rebels to a French soldier in a Combattant neighborhood near Bangui’s airport. French troops on Monday began disarming fighters in the Central African Republic after a swell in sectarian violence that has claimed hundreds of lives and terrified inhabitants.
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.
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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
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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.