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Muslims Around the World Celebrate Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk.
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Boys read the Quran during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a mosque on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, July 16, 2013.
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Boys read the Quran during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a mosque on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, July 16, 2013.

Men prepare vermicelli, a specialty eaten during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, to be dried in a makeshift oven at a factory in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, July 16, 2013.
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Men prepare vermicelli, a specialty eaten during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, to be dried in a makeshift oven at a factory in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, July 16, 2013.

Egyptian men attend afternoon prayers at al-Azhar mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Cairo, July 14, 2013.
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Egyptian men attend afternoon prayers at al-Azhar mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Cairo, July 14, 2013.

A Muslim performs Friday prayers at a mosque during Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 12, 2013.
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A Muslim performs Friday prayers at a mosque during Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 12, 2013.

Indian Muslims break their Ramadan fast in New Delhi, India, July 12, 2013.
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Indian Muslims break their Ramadan fast in New Delhi, India, July 12, 2013.

A boy stands among the supporters of ousted Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi, who are offering the the Tarawih prayer, after the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during Ramadan, in Nasr City, Cairo, July 10, 2013.
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A boy stands among the supporters of ousted Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi, who are offering the the Tarawih prayer, after the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during Ramadan, in Nasr City, Cairo, July 10, 2013.

Students sit in circles during a Quran recital class on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Ar-Raudlatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, July 10, 2013.
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Students sit in circles during a Quran recital class on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Ar-Raudlatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, July 10, 2013.

Indonesian Muslim women hold prayers on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, July 9, 2013.
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Indonesian Muslim women hold prayers on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, July 9, 2013.

Syrians shop in the covered market in central Damascus as they prepare for the month of Ramadan, July 9, 2013.
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Syrians shop in the covered market in central Damascus as they prepare for the month of Ramadan, July 9, 2013.

A woman shops for dates and cereals in a street market in Abobo, Ivory Coast, July 9, 2013.
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A woman shops for dates and cereals in a street market in Abobo, Ivory Coast, July 9, 2013.

Yemeni girls wearing traditional costumes attend a festival to welcome the month of Ramadan in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen, July 8, 2013.
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Yemeni girls wearing traditional costumes attend a festival to welcome the month of Ramadan in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen, July 8, 2013.

Turkish anti-goverment protesters chant slogans before breaking their first day of fasting for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Istiklal Street, the main shopping corridor in Istanbul, July 9, 2013.
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Turkish anti-goverment protesters chant slogans before breaking their first day of fasting for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Istiklal Street, the main shopping corridor in Istanbul, July 9, 2013.

A vendor sells traditional cakes of fried honey and flour pastries to customers ahead of Ramadan in Rabat, Morocco, July 8, 2013.
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A vendor sells traditional cakes of fried honey and flour pastries to customers ahead of Ramadan in Rabat, Morocco, July 8, 2013.

A Palestinian woman buys traditional Ramadan decorations at a market in the West Bank city of Nablus, ahead of Ramadan, July 9, 2013.
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A Palestinian woman buys traditional Ramadan decorations at a market in the West Bank city of Nablus, ahead of Ramadan, July 9, 2013.

A man prepares special sweets at a small traditional factory ahead of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 8, 2013.
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A man prepares special sweets at a small traditional factory ahead of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 8, 2013.

Palestinians walk before attending the evening prayer during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem, July 9, 2013.
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Palestinians walk before attending the evening prayer during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem, July 9, 2013.

Israeli security forces pass by a shop selling decorations as they patrol an alley in Jerusalem's Old City, July 8, 2013.
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Israeli security forces pass by a shop selling decorations as they patrol an alley in Jerusalem's Old City, July 8, 2013.

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