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The month of Ramadan
By Reuters -

A boy drinks rose syrup as he breaks his fast with others, on the first day of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, at a mosque in Peshawar June 29, 2014. 
REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

People prepare to break their fast on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan as police officers stand guard at near Taksim Square in Istanbul June 28, 2014. 
REUTERS/Osman Orsal

A man sells cotton candy as people enjoy the warm weather on a beach at the port city of Sidon, southern Lebanon June 27, 2014. 
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A man reads the Koran in a mosque in Sanaa, Yemen June 27, 2014. 
REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

An officer of Malaysia's Islamic authority uses a telescope to perform "rukyah", the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan, in Putrajaya outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia June 27, 2014. Muslims scan the sky at dusk in the beginning of the lunar calendar's ninth month in search of the new moon to proclaim the start of Ramadan. 
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A child carried by his mother looks at traditional Ramadan lanterns known as "fanous" at a shop in Cairo June 26, 2014. 
REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

People enjoy the warm weather on a beach at the port city of Sidon, southern Lebanon June 27, 2014. 
REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

A vendor sells dates at a market in the Utaiqah neighborhood, south of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia June 26, 2014. 
REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

A family reads the Koran at a relative's grave in a cemetery in Jakarta, Indonesia June 27, 2014. Traditionally, Indonesian Muslims will visit the graves of their relatives before and towards the end of the holy month. 
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A boy attends a Friday prayer outside a worship hall of the Niujie Mosque in Beijing, June 27, 2014. 
REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A worker cleans a dome on Al-Mashun Mosque in Medan, North Sumatra province, Indonesia June 24, 2014. 
REUTERS/Roni Bintang

A man prepares traditional sweets at the port city of Sidon, southern Lebanon June 27, 2014. 
REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

A salesman carries traditional Ramadan lanterns known as "fanous" at a market in Cairo June 26, 2014. 
REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

A vendor displays dates at a market in Sanaa, Yemen June 27, 2014. 
REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

A woman carries her belongings as she walks at Tanah Abang market after shopping for cloth in Jakarta, Indonesia June 27, 2014. 
REUTERS/Beawiharta

People attend a Friday prayer outside a worship hall of the Niujie Mosque in Beijing June 27, 2014. 
REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A girl recites the Koran during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, at the Grand Mosque in Sanaa June 29, 2014. 
REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A man reads the Koran during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, at the Grand Mosque in Sanaa June 29, 2014. 
REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

People eat iftar, the breaking of fast meal, served for free on "charity tables" on a street during the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, in Cairo June 29, 2014. 
REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Men and boys drink water after breaking fast, on the first day of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, at a mosque in Peshawar June 29, 2014. 
REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

A boy attends an evening mass prayer session called "tarawih" with others to mark the holy fasting month of Ramadan, along a road in Karachi June 29, 2014. 
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A boy arranges the food before breaking fast on the first day of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, at a mosque in Peshawar June 29, 2014. 
REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

Men attend an evening mass prayer session called "tarawih" to mark the holy fasting month of Ramadan, along a road in Karachi June 29, 2014. 
REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Muslim women discuss the Koran while waiting to break their fast on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta June 29, 2014. 
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Students at an Islamic boarding school perform prayers at a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Medan, North Sumatra June 29, 2014. 
REUTERS/Y.T Haryono

An Afghan man reads the Koran on the first day of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, at a mosque in Kabul June 29, 2014. 
REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Muslims attend an evening mass prayer session called "tarawih" to mark the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta June 28, 2014. 
REUTERS/Beawiharta

A volunteer serves iftar, the breaking of fast meal, for free at "charity tables" on a street during the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, in Cairo June 29, 2014. 
REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

A young man prepares special sweets at a small traditional factory on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kabul, June 29, 2014.
REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Muslims pray around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the holy city of Mecca June 29, 2014. 
REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity