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Ramadan in India: Fasting, feasting

A man prays during Eid al-Fitr prayers at a mosque in Kochi, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A man prays during Eid al-Fitr prayers at a mosque in Kochi, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A man prays during Eid al-Fitr prayers at a mosque in Kochi, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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A Muslim man sleeps as he covers his face with a traditional cap after attending Jumat-ul-Vida or the last Friday prayers, inside a mosque, in Ahmedabad, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Muslim man sleeps as he covers his face with a traditional cap after attending Jumat-ul-Vida or the last Friday prayers, inside a mosque, in Ahmedabad, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Muslim man sleeps as he covers his face with a traditional cap after attending Jumat-ul-Vida or the last Friday prayers, inside a mosque, in Ahmedabad, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Muslims offer prayers during Jumat-ul-Vida or the last Friday prayers near railway tracks during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in New Delhi, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

Muslims offer prayers during Jumat-ul-Vida or the last Friday prayers near railway tracks during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in New Delhi, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

Muslims offer prayers during Jumat-ul-Vida or the last Friday prayers near railway tracks during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in New Delhi, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal
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A Muslim man gives alms to the poor at a mosque during Jumat-ul-Vida or the last Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Muslim man gives alms to the poor at a mosque during Jumat-ul-Vida or the last Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Muslim man gives alms to the poor at a mosque during Jumat-ul-Vida or the last Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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People wait to have their Iftar (breaking fast) meal at a shrine during the holy month of Ramadan, in Mumbai, India, June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

People wait to have their Iftar (breaking fast) meal at a shrine during the holy month of Ramadan, in Mumbai, India, June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

People wait to have their Iftar (breaking fast) meal at a shrine during the holy month of Ramadan, in Mumbai, India, June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A Muslim man prepares plates of food for Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Ahmedabad, India, June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Muslim man prepares plates of food for Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Ahmedabad, India, June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Muslim man prepares plates of food for Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Ahmedabad, India, June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Muslim men pray at a grave at the shrine of sufi saint Shah-e-Alam during the holy month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad, India June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslim men pray at a grave at the shrine of sufi saint Shah-e-Alam during the holy month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad, India June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslim men pray at a grave at the shrine of sufi saint Shah-e-Alam during the holy month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad, India June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A Muslim man reads the Koran inside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Ahmedabad, India, June 10, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Muslim man reads the Koran inside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Ahmedabad, India, June 10, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Muslim man reads the Koran inside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Ahmedabad, India, June 10, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Muslim women react upon seeing a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammad, displayed to devotees on the death anniversary of Hazrat Ali, son-in-law of Prophet Mohammad, at Hazratbal shrine during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Muslim women react upon seeing a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammad, displayed to devotees on the death anniversary of Hazrat Ali, son-in-law of Prophet Mohammad, at Hazratbal shrine during the holy month of Ramadan in...more

Muslim women react upon seeing a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammad, displayed to devotees on the death anniversary of Hazrat Ali, son-in-law of Prophet Mohammad, at Hazratbal shrine during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A Muslim man reads the Koran on his mobile as he waits for iftar (breaking fast) outside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Muslim man reads the Koran on his mobile as he waits for iftar (breaking fast) outside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Muslim man reads the Koran on his mobile as he waits for iftar (breaking fast) outside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A Muslim boy arranges prayer caps inside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, June 3, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A Muslim boy arranges prayer caps inside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, June 3, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A Muslim boy arranges prayer caps inside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, June 3, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A Muslim man checks his mobile phone as he lies inside Jamia Masjid after offering his prayers during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar June 3, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Muslim man checks his mobile phone as he lies inside Jamia Masjid after offering his prayers during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar June 3, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Muslim man checks his mobile phone as he lies inside Jamia Masjid after offering his prayers during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar June 3, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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People offer prayers on a street on the third Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai, India, June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People offer prayers on a street on the third Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai, India, June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People offer prayers on a street on the third Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai, India, June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A Muslim man offers prayers at his shop after the Iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India, June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

A Muslim man offers prayers at his shop after the Iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India, June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

A Muslim man offers prayers at his shop after the Iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India, June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal
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People eat Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a clothes shop during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India, June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

People eat Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a clothes shop during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India, June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

People eat Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a clothes shop during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi, India, June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal
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Muslims offer prayers during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims offer prayers during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims offer prayers during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Muslims prepare Iftar (breaking fast) meals during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims prepare Iftar (breaking fast) meals during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims prepare Iftar (breaking fast) meals during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Muslims eat their Iftar (breaking fast) meals during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims eat their Iftar (breaking fast) meals during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims eat their Iftar (breaking fast) meals during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A man carries plates of rice to distribute among the Muslims for Iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man carries plates of rice to distribute among the Muslims for Iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man carries plates of rice to distribute among the Muslims for Iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Muslims wait to have 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 30, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims wait to have 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 30, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims wait to have 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 30, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Muslims perform ablution before having 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 30, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims perform ablution before having 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 30, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims perform ablution before having 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 30, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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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 30, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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 30, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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 30, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Muslims offer their prayers at a shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani, a Sufi saint, during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Muslims offer their prayers at a shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani, a Sufi saint, during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Muslims offer their prayers at a shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani, a Sufi saint, during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A Muslim man serves rice porridge for Iftar (breaking fast) meal inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Chennai, India, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A Muslim man serves rice porridge for Iftar (breaking fast) meal inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Chennai, India, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A Muslim man serves rice porridge for Iftar (breaking fast) meal inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Chennai, India, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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A Muslim man reads the Koran as others take a nap inside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A Muslim man reads the Koran as others take a nap inside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A Muslim man reads the Koran as others take a nap inside a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, May 28, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A Shi'ite Muslim boy reads the Koran inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 27, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Shi'ite Muslim boy reads the Koran inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 27, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Shi'ite Muslim boy reads the Koran inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 27, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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Shi'ite Muslims read the Koran inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 27, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Shi'ite Muslims read the Koran inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 27, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Shi'ite Muslims read the Koran inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 27, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A Muslim man prepares plates of food for Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Ahmedabad, India, May 27, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Muslim man prepares plates of food for Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Ahmedabad, India, May 27, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Muslim man prepares plates of food for Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Ahmedabad, India, May 27, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Muslim women take part in evening prayers called "Tarawih", during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, inside a temporary platform in Kolkata, India, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Muslim women take part in evening prayers called "Tarawih", during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, inside a temporary platform in Kolkata, India, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Muslim women take part in evening prayers called "Tarawih", during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, inside a temporary platform in Kolkata, India, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Muslim women take part in evening prayers called "Tarawih", during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, inside a temporary platform in Kolkata, India, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Muslim women take part in evening prayers called "Tarawih", during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, inside a temporary platform in Kolkata, India, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Muslim women take part in evening prayers called "Tarawih", during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, inside a temporary platform in Kolkata, India, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Muslim women take part in evening prayers called "Tarawih", during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, inside a temporary platform in Kolkata, India, May 24, 2018. Picture taken on May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Muslim women take part in evening prayers called "Tarawih", during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, inside a temporary platform in Kolkata, India, May 24, 2018. Picture taken on May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Muslim women take part in evening prayers called "Tarawih", during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, inside a temporary platform in Kolkata, India, May 24, 2018. Picture taken on May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A man hangs strands of vermicelli, a specialty eaten during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, to dry at a factory on the outskirts of Agartala, India, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A man hangs strands of vermicelli, a specialty eaten during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, to dry at a factory on the outskirts of Agartala, India, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A man hangs strands of vermicelli, a specialty eaten during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, to dry at a factory on the outskirts of Agartala, India, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
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Muslims perform prayers inside a mosque on the second Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Chandigarh, India, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Muslims perform prayers inside a mosque on the second Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Chandigarh, India, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Muslims perform prayers inside a mosque on the second Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Chandigarh, India, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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Men offer prayers on a street on the second Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai, India, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Men offer prayers on a street on the second Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai, India, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Men offer prayers on a street on the second Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai, India, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A man uses an umbrella to shelter himself from the sun as he takes care of shoes outside a mosque during the second Friday prayers of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad, India, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man uses an umbrella to shelter himself from the sun as he takes care of shoes outside a mosque during the second Friday prayers of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad, India, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man uses an umbrella to shelter himself from the sun as he takes care of shoes outside a mosque during the second Friday prayers of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad, India, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Muslim children read the Koran inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad, India, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslim children read the Koran inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad, India, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslim children read the Koran inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad, India, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Muslim children read the Koran inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad, India, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslim children read the Koran inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad, India, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslim children read the Koran inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Ahmedabad, India, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Muslim children arrange Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Guwahati, India May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

Muslim children arrange Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Guwahati, India May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

Muslim children arrange Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Guwahati, India May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
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Muslim vendors eat Iftar (breaking fast) meals in front of their garment shops at a market, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Kolkata, India, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Muslim vendors eat Iftar (breaking fast) meals in front of their garment shops at a market, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Kolkata, India, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Muslim vendors eat Iftar (breaking fast) meals in front of their garment shops at a market, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Kolkata, India, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Men offer prayers at a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Men offer prayers at a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Men offer prayers at a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Men offer prayers at a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Men offer prayers at a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Men offer prayers at a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai, India, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Muslims offer prayers inside Jamia Masjid during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Muslims offer prayers inside Jamia Masjid during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Muslims offer prayers inside Jamia Masjid during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A Muslim woman reads the Koran inside Jamia Masjid during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Muslim woman reads the Koran inside Jamia Masjid during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Muslim woman reads the Koran inside Jamia Masjid during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A man reads the Koran inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man reads the Koran inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man reads the Koran inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kolkata, India, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Vendors prepare delicacies at a roadside shop during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Guwahati, India May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

Vendors prepare delicacies at a roadside shop during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Guwahati, India May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

Vendors prepare delicacies at a roadside shop during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Guwahati, India May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
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A vendor prays before eating Iftar (breaking fast) meals at a roadside market during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Mumbai, India, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A vendor prays before eating Iftar (breaking fast) meals at a roadside market during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Mumbai, India, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A vendor prays before eating Iftar (breaking fast) meals at a roadside market during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Mumbai, India, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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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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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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Workers pack vermicelli, a specialty eaten during the holy month of Ramadan, at a factory in Kolkata, India, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Workers pack vermicelli, a specialty eaten during the holy month of Ramadan, at a factory in Kolkata, India, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Workers pack vermicelli, a specialty eaten during the holy month of Ramadan, at a factory in Kolkata, India, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A Muslim man reads the Koran at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani, a Sufi saint, during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Muslim man reads the Koran at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani, a Sufi saint, during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Muslim man reads the Koran at the shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani, a Sufi saint, during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 21, 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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