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Ramadan in India: Fasting, feasting

Muslim men look towards the sky to spot the crescent moon, on the eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Muslim men look towards the sky to spot the crescent moon, on the eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Muslim men look towards the sky to spot the crescent moon, on the eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Muslim men look towards the sky to spot the crescent moon, on the eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Muslim men look towards the sky to spot the crescent moon, on the eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Muslim men look towards the sky to spot the crescent moon, on the eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A boy looks at the skull caps before buying one on the eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, outside the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy looks at the skull caps before buying one on the eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, outside the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy looks at the skull caps before buying one on the eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, outside the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A vendor sells vermicelli on the eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, outside the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A vendor sells vermicelli on the eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, outside the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A vendor sells vermicelli on the eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, outside the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Muslims stands on the rooftop of a mosque as they look towards the sky to look for the new moon that will mark the start of the fasting month of Ramadan in Ahmedabad, India, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims stands on the rooftop of a mosque as they look towards the sky to look for the new moon that will mark the start of the fasting month of Ramadan in Ahmedabad, India, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims stands on the rooftop of a mosque as they look towards the sky to look for the new moon that will mark the start of the fasting month of Ramadan in Ahmedabad, India, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Muslims look towards the sky to look for the new moon that will mark the start of the fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Ahmedabad, India, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims look towards the sky to look for the new moon that will mark the start of the fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Ahmedabad, India, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims look towards the sky to look for the new moon that will mark the start of the fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Ahmedabad, India, May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Muslims attend the first Friday prayers of the holy fasting month of Ramadan outside a mosque in Kolkata, India May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Muslims attend the first Friday prayers of the holy fasting month of Ramadan outside a mosque in Kolkata, India May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Muslims attend the first Friday prayers of the holy fasting month of Ramadan outside a mosque in Kolkata, India May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Muslims eat their iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy month of Ramadan at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Muslims eat their iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy month of Ramadan at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Muslims eat their iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy month of Ramadan at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Muslim women stand as they pray after eating their iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy month of Ramadan at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Muslim women stand as they pray after eating their iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy month of Ramadan at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Muslim women stand as they pray after eating their iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy month of Ramadan at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Muslim woman takes a selfie with her mobile phone as she and other women wait to have their Iftar (breaking fast) meals during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A Muslim woman takes a selfie with her mobile phone as she and other women wait to have their Iftar (breaking fast) meals during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A Muslim woman takes a selfie with her mobile phone as she and other women wait to have their Iftar (breaking fast) meals during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Muslims pray at Shaheed Minar ground before having their Iftar (breaking fast) meals during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Muslims pray at Shaheed Minar ground before having their Iftar (breaking fast) meals during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Muslims pray at Shaheed Minar ground before having their Iftar (breaking fast) meals during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Boys read the Koran inside Markaz Al-Madrasa Al-Islamia, an Islamic seminary and orphanage, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Shadipora on the outskirts of Srinagar May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Boys read the Koran inside Markaz Al-Madrasa Al-Islamia, an Islamic seminary and orphanage, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Shadipora on the outskirts of Srinagar May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Boys read the Koran inside Markaz Al-Madrasa Al-Islamia, an Islamic seminary and orphanage, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Shadipora on the outskirts of Srinagar May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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Boys pray inside Markaz Al-Madrasa Al-Islamia, an Islamic seminary and orphanage, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Shadipora on the outskirts of Srinagar May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Boys pray inside Markaz Al-Madrasa Al-Islamia, an Islamic seminary and orphanage, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Shadipora on the outskirts of Srinagar May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Boys pray inside Markaz Al-Madrasa Al-Islamia, an Islamic seminary and orphanage, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Shadipora on the outskirts of Srinagar May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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Boys read the Koran inside Markaz Al-Madrasa Al-Islamia, an Islamic seminary and orphanage, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Shadipora on the outskirts of Srinagar May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Boys read the Koran inside Markaz Al-Madrasa Al-Islamia, an Islamic seminary and orphanage, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Shadipora on the outskirts of Srinagar May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Boys read the Koran inside Markaz Al-Madrasa Al-Islamia, an Islamic seminary and orphanage, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Shadipora on the outskirts of Srinagar May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A Muslim man prepares his Iftar (breaking fast) meals at his roadside stall during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A Muslim man prepares his Iftar (breaking fast) meals at his roadside stall during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A Muslim man prepares his Iftar (breaking fast) meals at his roadside stall during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, May 20, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Muslim boys read the Koran at a madrassa, or religious school, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, on the outskirts of Agartala, India May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

Muslim boys read the Koran at a madrassa, or religious school, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, on the outskirts of Agartala, India May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

Muslim boys read the Koran at a madrassa, or religious school, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, on the outskirts of Agartala, India May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
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People wait to have their Iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy fasting month of Ramadan inside a mosque in Kochi, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

People wait to have their Iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy fasting month of Ramadan inside a mosque in Kochi, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

People wait to have their Iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy fasting month of Ramadan inside a mosque in Kochi, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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Muslims perform prayers on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan inside a mosque in Allahabad, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Muslims perform prayers on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan inside a mosque in Allahabad, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Muslims perform prayers on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan inside a mosque in Allahabad, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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Muslims offer their prayers at Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

Muslims offer their prayers at Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

Muslims offer their prayers at Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal
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A man begging for money while posing as a woman is confronted inside Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) on the second day of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

A man begging for money while posing as a woman is confronted inside Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) on the second day of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

A man begging for money while posing as a woman is confronted inside Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) on the second day of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Muslims offer their prayers at Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

Muslims offer their prayers at Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

Muslims offer their prayers at Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal
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Muslims perform prayers on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on a road outside a mosque in Ahmedabad, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims perform prayers on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on a road outside a mosque in Ahmedabad, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims perform prayers on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on a road outside a mosque in Ahmedabad, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Women pray inside Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) on the second day of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Women pray inside Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) on the second day of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Women pray inside Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) on the second day of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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A boy reads the Koran before the start of the Friday prayers during the holy fasting month of Ramadan inside a mosque in Kochi, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A boy reads the Koran before the start of the Friday prayers during the holy fasting month of Ramadan inside a mosque in Kochi, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A boy reads the Koran before the start of the Friday prayers during the holy fasting month of Ramadan inside a mosque in Kochi, India, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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A man arranges Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Kolkata, India May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man arranges Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Kolkata, India May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man arranges Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Kolkata, India May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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People pray after eating their Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad, India May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People pray after eating their Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad, India May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People pray after eating their Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad, India May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A worker fills a tray with vermicelli, a specialty eaten during the holy month of Ramadan, at a factory in Allahabad, India, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

A worker fills a tray with vermicelli, a specialty eaten during the holy month of Ramadan, at a factory in Allahabad, India, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

A worker fills a tray with vermicelli, a specialty eaten during the holy month of Ramadan, at a factory in Allahabad, India, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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A Muslim man reads the Koran inside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A Muslim man reads the Koran inside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A Muslim man reads the Koran inside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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