Ramadan

Boys play with their toy guns after attending Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

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Boys play with their toy guns after attending Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

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

Iranian women recite verses of the Quran, Islam's holy book, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at the shrine of Saint Mohammad Helal Ibn Ali in the city of Aran and Bidgol, some 140 miles (225 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran, Friday, July 11, 2014. Ramadan is a Muslim holy month of fasting during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset. For believers, Ramadan is meant to be a time of reflection and worship, remembering the hardships of others and being charitable. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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Iranian women recite verses of the Koran, Islam’s holy book, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the shrine of Saint Mohammad Helal Ibn Ali in the city of Aran va Bidgol

om the West Bank due to an age limit, climb over a section of the controversial Israeli barrier, in the village of Al-Ram

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Palestinians not permitted by Israeli security forces to cross into Jerusalem from the West Bank due to an age limit, climb over a section of the controversial Israeli barrier as they try to make their way to attend the first Friday prayer of Ramadan in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, in the village of Al-Ram, near Ramallah on Friday.

Muslim youths pray atop motorcycle taxis during the fasting month of Ramadan in front of Al-Satie Mosque in Baseco, Tondo city, metro Manila

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Muslim youths pray on motorcycle taxis during the fasting month of Ramadan in front of Al-Satie Mosque in Baseco, Tondo city, Manila on Friday

TOPSHOTS Young Malaysian Muslim children...TOPSHOTS Young Malaysian Muslim children play on the steps of a mosque after attending their classes during the Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur on July 2, 2014.  Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk, and abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during that time as they strive to be more pious and charitable.   AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

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Young Malaysian Muslim children play on the steps of a mosque after attending their classes during the Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk, and abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex during that time, as they strive to be more pious and charitable 

his photo taken on June 30, 2014 shows an Afghan burqa-clad woman waiting to break fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the Hazrat-e-Ali shrine, or Blue Mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif.    Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk, and abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during that time as they strive to be more pious and charitable.  AFP PHOTO/ Farshad UsyanFA

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An Afghan woman waits to break fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the Hazrat-e-Ali shrine, or Blue Mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk, and abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during that time as they strive to be more pious and charitable 

A Malaysian religious student reads the Koran at school during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Hulu Langat, near Kuala Lumpur on June 30, 2014. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty.

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A student reads the Koran at school during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Hulu Langat, near Kuala Lumpur

A Somali boy walks with a toy gun along the Lido Beach near Mogadishu on August 8, 2013. Muslims worldwide are celebrating the holiday of Eid Al Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan.

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A Somali boy walks with a toy gun along the Lido beach near Mogadishu on Thursday

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 Palestinian child poses with a plastic toy gun in front of a stall

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A child poses with a plastic toy gun in front of a stall as families shop at a market in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on the eve of the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

Hundreds of Indonesians wait to receive "zakat", or alms, given to poor people during Ramadan

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Hundreds of people wait to receive zakat, or alms, at a Gudang Garam tobacco factory in Kediri in East Java, Indonesia, on Tuesday. Zakat is given to poor people during Ramadan.

A Kashmiri woman looks out of a window during Jumat-ul-Vida or the last Friday prayers of the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar.

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A Kashmiri woman looks out of a window during Jumat-ul-Vida, or the last Friday prayers of the holy month of Ramadan, in Srinagar.

Indian Muslims offer last Friday pray of the holy month of Ramadan, in Kolkata, India, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk.

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Thousands of Muslims gather for prayers on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, in Calcutta, India

A Muslim girl learns to read the Koran at a madrassa during Ramadan in old quarters of Delhi...A Muslim girl learns to read the Koran at a madrassa, or religious school, during the holy month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY EDUCATION)

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A girl learns to read the Koran at a madrassa, or religious school, during the holy month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi 

Afghan girl reads the Koran in a madrasa, or religious school, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Kabul...An Afghan girl reads the Koran in a madrasa, or religious school, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Kabul July 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: RELIGION EDUCATION)

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An Afghan girl reads the Koran in a madrasa during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Kabul on Wednesday

Palestinians walk at sunrise near Israel's Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, on the second Friday of the holy month of Ramadan on July 19, 2013, as they head to the al-Aqsa mosque to pray. Muslims fasting in the month of Ramadan must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn to dusk, when they break the fast with a meal known as Iftar.

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Palestinians walk at sunrise near Israel’s Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, on the second Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, as they head to the al-Aqsa mosque to pray. Muslims fasting in the month of Ramadan must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn to dusk, when they break the fast with a meal known as Iftar.

Two soldiers sit on a military vehicle as they read the Koran while fasting during Ramadan, near a checkpoint in Sanaa...Two soldiers from the central security forces sit on a military vehicle as they read the Koran while fasting during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, near a checkpoint in Sanaa July 18, 2013.  REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi (YEMEN - Tags: MILITARY RELIGION)

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Two Muslim soldiers from the central security forces sit on a military vehicle as they read the Koran while fasting during the month of Ramadan, near a checkpoint in Sana’a, Yemen on Thursday 

Palestinian children wait to receive food, donated by the Islamic endowment authority Islamic waqf, at a soup kitchen in the West Bank city of Hebron during the holy month of Ramadan July 18, 2013. During Ramadan, there is an increase in demand for food, a manager at the soup kitchen said.

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Palestinian children wait to receive food, donated by the Islamic waqf relief agency, at a soup kitchen in the West Bank city of Hebron during the holy month of Ramadan, it is a time, says the manager of the kitchen, when there is an increase demand for food

TOPSHOTS Indian Muslim girls recite the Holy Quran in their class room during the holy month of Ramadan at Madrasatur-Rashaad religious school in Hyderabad on July 17, 2013.  As well as abstinence and fasting during Ramadan, Muslims are encouraged to pray and read the Quran during Islam's holiest month.  AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images

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Girls recite the Koran in their classroom at Madrasatur-Rashaad religious school, in Hyderabad, India, on Wednesday, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan