Masked Palestinians gather during clashes with Israeli police during the holy month of Ramadan near The Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City
Palestinian passes through an opening in the Israeli barrier fence as he attempts to make his way to attend the third Friday prayer of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, near Bethlehem
Displaced children, who fled from Islamic State violence, and the needy receive free food distributed during the fasting month of Ramadan at a restaurant in Baghdad
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
Women stand outside their shop near veils displayed on mannequins for sale during the holy month of Ramadan in Tyre old city, southern Lebanon
Afghan children hold dishes as they wait to receive food donated by a private charity for the needy during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the city of Jalalabad
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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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Whirling dervishes perform to mark the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at El-Moez Street in historical Fatimid Cairo, Egypt yesterday. Devout Muslims throughout the world began to celebrate Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, refraining from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from sunrise to sunset.
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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
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.
Muslim worshipers praying at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, a day before the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
Children carry bags of new clothes ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria
A Muslim man rests as he waits to offer evening prayers and to break his fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi
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.
Pakistani Muslims attend Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan
An Afghan woman holds her child as she visits the inauguration of “Spring of Holy Koran” exhibition during the month of Ramadan, in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday
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
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Indian Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Allahabad.
Afghan children study the Koran during first day of the month of Ramadan at a mosque in Jalalabad on Thursday, Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, which is calculated on the sighting of the new moon