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The month of Ramadan

Muslim students from Ar-Raudhatul Hasanah Pesantren offer noon prayers on the first day of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Antara Foto/Irsan Mulyadi via REUTERS

Muslim students from Ar-Raudhatul Hasanah Pesantren offer noon prayers on the first day of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Antara Foto/Irsan Mulyadi via REUTERS

Muslim students from Ar-Raudhatul Hasanah Pesantren offer noon prayers on the first day of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Antara Foto/Irsan Mulyadi via REUTERS
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Muslims read the Koran on the first day of Ramadan in Brooklyn, New York. REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar

Muslims read the Koran on the first day of Ramadan in Brooklyn, New York. REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar

Muslims read the Koran on the first day of Ramadan in Brooklyn, New York. REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar
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A man reads the Koran at the Grand Mosque in Sanaa, Yemen. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

A man reads the Koran at the Grand Mosque in Sanaa, Yemen. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

A man reads the Koran at the Grand Mosque in Sanaa, Yemen. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi
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A man prepares cookies at a small traditional factory in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

A man prepares cookies at a small traditional factory in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

A man prepares cookies at a small traditional factory in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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A boy gets kohl applied to his eyelids at the Grand Mosque in Sanaa. The cosmetic powder is traditionally popular in Yemen as a protection against eye ailments. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

A boy gets kohl applied to his eyelids at the Grand Mosque in Sanaa. The cosmetic powder is traditionally popular in Yemen as a protection against eye ailments. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

A boy gets kohl applied to his eyelids at the Grand Mosque in Sanaa. The cosmetic powder is traditionally popular in Yemen as a protection against eye ailments. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi
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Food is set on tables to break fast at Eyup Sultan Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York, REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar

Food is set on tables to break fast at Eyup Sultan Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York, REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar

Food is set on tables to break fast at Eyup Sultan Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York, REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar
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Muslim women recite the Koran in Brooklyn, New York. REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar

Muslim women recite the Koran in Brooklyn, New York. REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar

Muslim women recite the Koran in Brooklyn, New York. REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar
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A girl carries Ramadan lantern called "fanous" during celebration of the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan at Al-Barageel in Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A girl carries Ramadan lantern called "fanous" during celebration of the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan at Al-Barageel in Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A girl carries Ramadan lantern called "fanous" during celebration of the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan at Al-Barageel in Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A man prays at a mosque in Tunis, Tunisia. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

A man prays at a mosque in Tunis, Tunisia. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

A man prays at a mosque in Tunis, Tunisia. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
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Food trays, ready to be served for breaking fast, are seen at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Food trays, ready to be served for breaking fast, are seen at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Food trays, ready to be served for breaking fast, are seen at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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A girl walks past classrooms in the madrasah of Darul Makmur Mosque in Singapore. REUTERS/Feline Lim

A girl walks past classrooms in the madrasah of Darul Makmur Mosque in Singapore. REUTERS/Feline Lim

A girl walks past classrooms in the madrasah of Darul Makmur Mosque in Singapore. REUTERS/Feline Lim
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A man arranges food plates for breaking fast at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

A man arranges food plates for breaking fast at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

A man arranges food plates for breaking fast at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz
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Egyptians sing religious songs to celebrate the arrival of of Ramadan in front of a model scale building in the shape of a mosque at Al-Barageel in Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Egyptians sing religious songs to celebrate the arrival of of Ramadan in front of a model scale building in the shape of a mosque at Al-Barageel in Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Egyptians sing religious songs to celebrate the arrival of of Ramadan in front of a model scale building in the shape of a mosque at Al-Barageel in Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A woman reads after breaking fast at the Darul Makmur Mosque in Singapore. REUTERS/Feline Lim

A woman reads after breaking fast at the Darul Makmur Mosque in Singapore. REUTERS/Feline Lim

A woman reads after breaking fast at the Darul Makmur Mosque in Singapore. REUTERS/Feline Lim
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Indonesian Muslims pray at the first day of Ramadan at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Indonesian Muslims pray at the first day of Ramadan at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Indonesian Muslims pray at the first day of Ramadan at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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Members of the moon sighting committee gather and use telescope for the new moon that will mark the start of Ramadan, from Pakistan's Meteorological Department (PMD) building in Karachi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Members of the moon sighting committee gather and use telescope for the new moon that will mark the start of Ramadan, from Pakistan's Meteorological Department (PMD) building in Karachi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Members of the moon sighting committee gather and use telescope for the new moon that will mark the start of Ramadan, from Pakistan's Meteorological Department (PMD) building in Karachi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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People wait before breaking their fast at Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

People wait before breaking their fast at Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

People wait before breaking their fast at Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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People break their fast at the main shopping and pedestrian street of Istiklal in central Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

People break their fast at the main shopping and pedestrian street of Istiklal in central Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

People break their fast at the main shopping and pedestrian street of Istiklal in central Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir
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Muslim women attend prayers at Al-Akbar Mosque, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas

Muslim women attend prayers at Al-Akbar Mosque, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas

Muslim women attend prayers at Al-Akbar Mosque, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas
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Muslim men look towards the sky to spot the crescent moon, on the eve of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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

Muslim men look towards the sky to spot the crescent moon, on the eve of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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People break their fast at Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

People break their fast at Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

People break their fast at Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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A man carries out cleaning work at Jamia Masjid (Grand Mosque) ahead of Ramadan in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A man carries out cleaning work at Jamia Masjid (Grand Mosque) ahead of Ramadan in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A man carries out cleaning work at Jamia Masjid (Grand Mosque) ahead of Ramadan in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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