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 Read more

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 Read more

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