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Fasting, Feasting

<p>Kashmiri men rest as they wait to perform prayers inside the shrine of Sufi saint Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani during the Islamic month of Ramadan in Srinagar August 23, 2011. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli</p>

Kashmiri men rest as they wait to perform prayers inside the shrine of Sufi saint Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani during the Islamic month of Ramadan in Srinagar August 23, 2011. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Kashmiri men rest as they wait to perform prayers inside the shrine of Sufi saint Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani during the Islamic month of Ramadan in Srinagar August 23, 2011. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>A Muslim man prepares for Iftar, the evening meal for breaking fast, during the holy month of Ramadan inside a mosque in Ahmedabad August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

A Muslim man prepares for Iftar, the evening meal for breaking fast, during the holy month of Ramadan inside a mosque in Ahmedabad August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Muslim man prepares for Iftar, the evening meal for breaking fast, during the holy month of Ramadan inside a mosque in Ahmedabad August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>Residents purchase clothes at a market to prepare for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Fitr in Srinagar August 29, 2011. Kashmiris will celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan on Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the sighting of the new moon of the Shawwal month. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli</p>

Residents purchase clothes at a market to prepare for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Fitr in Srinagar August 29, 2011. Kashmiris will celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan on Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the sighting of the new moon...more

Residents purchase clothes at a market to prepare for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Fitr in Srinagar August 29, 2011. Kashmiris will celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan on Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the sighting of the new moon of the Shawwal month. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Muslims perform prayers inside Juma Masjid during the last Friday of Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

Muslims perform prayers inside Juma Masjid during the last Friday of Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims perform prayers inside Juma Masjid during the last Friday of Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>People walk past the Nakhoda mosque ahead of Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Kolkata August 29, 2011. India will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, to mark the end of Ramadan, either on Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the sighting of the new moon of Shawwal. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

People walk past the Nakhoda mosque ahead of Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Kolkata August 29, 2011. India will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, to mark the end of Ramadan, either on Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the sighting of the new moon of Shawwal....more

People walk past the Nakhoda mosque ahead of Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Kolkata August 29, 2011. India will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, to mark the end of Ramadan, either on Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the sighting of the new moon of Shawwal. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>A Kashmiri Muslim woman reads from the Koran during Ramadan inside Jamia Masjid in Srinagar August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli</p>

A Kashmiri Muslim woman reads from the Koran during Ramadan inside Jamia Masjid in Srinagar August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

A Kashmiri Muslim woman reads from the Koran during Ramadan inside Jamia Masjid in Srinagar August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>A Muslim boy buys food for iftar, the evening meal for breaking fast during Ramadan, in Mumbai August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)</p>

A Muslim boy buys food for iftar, the evening meal for breaking fast during Ramadan, in Mumbai August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)

A Muslim boy buys food for iftar, the evening meal for breaking fast during Ramadan, in Mumbai August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)

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<p>Five-year-old Rukhsana sells falooda, a traditional drink, with her grandmother before iftar, the evening meal for breaking fast during Ramadan, in Mumbai August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

Five-year-old Rukhsana sells falooda, a traditional drink, with her grandmother before iftar, the evening meal for breaking fast during Ramadan, in Mumbai August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Five-year-old Rukhsana sells falooda, a traditional drink, with her grandmother before iftar, the evening meal for breaking fast during Ramadan, in Mumbai August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>Kashmiri Muslim men perform prayers during Ramadan inside Jamia Masjid in Srinagar August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli</p>

Kashmiri Muslim men perform prayers during Ramadan inside Jamia Masjid in Srinagar August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Kashmiri Muslim men perform prayers during Ramadan inside Jamia Masjid in Srinagar August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Shoes line-up behind men performing prayers outside a mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Srinagar August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli</p>

Shoes line-up behind men performing prayers outside a mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Srinagar August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Shoes line-up behind men performing prayers outside a mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Srinagar August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Muslims offer prayers on a road outside a mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Kolkata August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

Muslims offer prayers on a road outside a mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Kolkata August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Muslims offer prayers on a road outside a mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Kolkata August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>A Muslim boy offers prayers inside a mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

A Muslim boy offers prayers inside a mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Muslim boy offers prayers inside a mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A man raises his hands in prayer while sitting on a prayer mat outside a mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Srinagar August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli</p>

A man raises his hands in prayer while sitting on a prayer mat outside a mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Srinagar August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

A man raises his hands in prayer while sitting on a prayer mat outside a mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Srinagar August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Muslims arrive to have their Iftar (fast-breaking) meal on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Muslims arrive to have their Iftar (fast-breaking) meal on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Muslims arrive to have their Iftar (fast-breaking) meal on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Muslims arrive to have their Iftar meal on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid in the old quarters of Delhi August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Muslims arrive to have their Iftar meal on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid in the old quarters of Delhi August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Muslims arrive to have their Iftar meal on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid in the old quarters of Delhi August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A Muslim boy hangs on to the rope of a tent as he plays inside the compound of the Jama Masjid on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, in the old quarters of Delhi August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A Muslim boy hangs on to the rope of a tent as he plays inside the compound of the Jama Masjid on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, in the old quarters of Delhi August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Muslim boy hangs on to the rope of a tent as he plays inside the compound of the Jama Masjid on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, in the old quarters of Delhi August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Muslims leave after their Iftar meal on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid in the old quarters of Delhi August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Muslims leave after their Iftar meal on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid in the old quarters of Delhi August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Muslims leave after their Iftar meal on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid in the old quarters of Delhi August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Muslims eat Iftar, the evening meal for breaking their fast, on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Ahmedabad August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

Muslims eat Iftar, the evening meal for breaking their fast, on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Ahmedabad August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims eat Iftar, the evening meal for breaking their fast, on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Ahmedabad August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>Kashmiri Muslims offer prayers outside a mosque on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, in Srinagar August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Ismail</p>

Kashmiri Muslims offer prayers outside a mosque on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, in Srinagar August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Kashmiri Muslims offer prayers outside a mosque on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, in Srinagar August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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