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People pray while waiting for braking fasting time at Oman Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 13 April 2022. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts during the period between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the revelation of the first verse in the Koran was during its last 10 nights. EPA
People pray while waiting for braking fasting time at Oman Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 13 April 2022. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts during the period between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the revelation of the first verse in the Koran was during its last 10 nights. EPA
 A Muslim devotee prays during the holy month of Ramadan at the Shah-i-Hamdan shrine in Srinagar on April 13, 2022. AFP
A Muslim devotee prays during the holy month of Ramadan at the Shah-i-Hamdan shrine in Srinagar on April 13, 2022. AFP
 A Muslim devotee prays during the holy month of Ramadan at the Shah-i-Hamdan shrine in Srinagar on April 13, 2022. AFP
A Muslim devotee prays during the holy month of Ramadan at the Shah-i-Hamdan shrine in Srinagar on April 13, 2022. AFP
A Muslim reads the Quran at the Jamia mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, April 13, 2022. AP
A Muslim reads the Quran at the Jamia mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, April 13, 2022. AP
A Muslim reads the Quran at the Jamia mosque, during the of holy month of Ramadan in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, April 13, 2022. AP
A Muslim reads the Quran at the Jamia mosque, during the of holy month of Ramadan in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, April 13, 2022. AP
Kashmiri men pray inside the shrine of Sufi saint Shiekh Abdul Qadir Jeelani on the second Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, April 15, 2022. AP
Kashmiri men pray inside the shrine of Sufi saint Shiekh Abdul Qadir Jeelani on the second Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, April 15, 2022. AP
Kashmiri Muslims pray inside the shrine of Sufi saint Shiekh Abdul Qadir Jeelani during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 15 April 2022. EPA
Kashmiri Muslims pray inside the shrine of Sufi saint Shiekh Abdul Qadir Jeelani during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 15 April 2022. EPA
Kashmiri men pray inside the shrine of Sufi saint Shiekh Abdul Qadir Jeelani on the second Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, April 15, 2022. AP
Kashmiri men pray inside the shrine of Sufi saint Shiekh Abdul Qadir Jeelani on the second Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, April 15, 2022. AP
Kashmiri men pray inside the shrine of Sufi saint Shiekh Abdul Qadir Jeelani on the second Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, April 15, 2022. AP
Kashmiri men pray inside the shrine of Sufi saint Shiekh Abdul Qadir Jeelani on the second Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, April 15, 2022. AP
Muslims attend the Friday prayers during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the ruins of Feroz Shah Kotla mosque, in New Delhi, India, April 15, 2022. REUTERS
Muslims attend the Friday prayers during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the ruins of Feroz Shah Kotla mosque, in New Delhi, India, April 15, 2022. REUTERS
Muslim men perform during the first Friday prayer of the fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, April 8, 2022. AP
Muslim men perform during the first Friday prayer of the fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, April 8, 2022. AP
People perform Friday prayer at Tanah Abang market during Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, April 15, 2022. AP
People perform Friday prayer at Tanah Abang market during Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, April 15, 2022. AP
People perform Friday prayer at Tanah Abang market during Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, April 15, 2022. AP
People perform Friday prayer at Tanah Abang market during Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, April 15, 2022. AP
Muslim students attend a recital class to learn reading the holy Koran during the Islamic Holy month of Ramadan, outside Al Farooq Mosque in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 April 2022. EPA
Muslim students attend a recital class to learn reading the holy Koran during the Islamic Holy month of Ramadan, outside Al Farooq Mosque in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 April 2022. EPA
People take a rest inside the mosque while waiting for braking fasting time at Oman Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 13 April 2022. EPA
People take a rest inside the mosque while waiting for braking fasting time at Oman Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 13 April 2022. EPA
Palestinian men recite verses from the Quran, Islam's holy book, while waiting to break their daily fast at Al-Omari mosque during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. AP
Palestinian men recite verses from the Quran, Islam's holy book, while waiting to break their daily fast at Al-Omari mosque during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. AP
A men recites verses from the Quran, Islam's holy book, while waiting to break his daily fast at Al-Omari mosque during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. AP
A men recites verses from the Quran, Islam's holy book, while waiting to break his daily fast at Al-Omari mosque during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. AP
Palestinian men recite verses from the Quran, Islam's holy book, while waiting to break their daily fast at Al-Omari mosque during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. AP
Palestinian men recite verses from the Quran, Islam's holy book, while waiting to break their daily fast at Al-Omari mosque during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. AP
A Bangladeshi Muslim boy holds the Holy Koran at the Madrasa during the Holy month of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 18 April 2022. EPA
A Bangladeshi Muslim boy holds the Holy Koran at the Madrasa during the Holy month of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 18 April 2022. EPA
Bangladeshi Muslim students read the Holy Koran at the Madrasa during the Holy month of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 18 April 2022. EPA
Bangladeshi Muslim students read the Holy Koran at the Madrasa during the Holy month of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 18 April 2022. EPA
Bangladeshi Muslim students read the Holy Koran at the Madrasa during the Holy month of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 18 April 2022. EPA
Bangladeshi Muslim students read the Holy Koran at the Madrasa during the Holy month of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 18 April 2022. EPA
People break their fast during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at a free food distribution point, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Ramadan is marked by daily fasting from dawn to sunset. AP
People break their fast during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at a free food distribution point, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Ramadan is marked by daily fasting from dawn to sunset. AP
Truck drivers pray prior to breaking their fast during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at a terminal, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. AP
Truck drivers pray prior to breaking their fast during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at a terminal, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. AP
Muslim men wait to have their iftar meal inside a garment shop during the fasting month of Ramadan at a market in Mumbai, India, April 12, 2022. REUTERS
Muslim men wait to have their iftar meal inside a garment shop during the fasting month of Ramadan at a market in Mumbai, India, April 12, 2022. REUTERS
Muslims purchase food for iftar during the fasting month of Ramadan at a busy street in Mumbai, India, April 12, 2022. REUTERS
Muslims purchase food for iftar during the fasting month of Ramadan at a busy street in Mumbai, India, April 12, 2022. REUTERS
Fishermen sit on boats as they pray before breaking their fast during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a dockyard in the port city of Karachi on April 18, 2022. AFP
Fishermen sit on boats as they pray before breaking their fast during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a dockyard in the port city of Karachi on April 18, 2022. AFP
Muslim men purchase food for iftar during the fasting month of Ramadan at a busy street in Mumbai, India, April 12, 2022. REUTERS
Muslim men purchase food for iftar during the fasting month of Ramadan at a busy street in Mumbai, India, April 12, 2022. REUTERS
Yemenis buy Iftar food at a snack shop during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Sana'a, Yemen, 12 April 2022. EPA
Yemenis buy Iftar food at a snack shop during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Sana'a, Yemen, 12 April 2022. EPA
 Mosque's staff arrange food items before sunset during the Islamic Holy month of Ramadan, outside Al Farooq Mosque in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 April 2022. EPA
Mosque's staff arrange food items before sunset during the Islamic Holy month of Ramadan, outside Al Farooq Mosque in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 April 2022. EPA
Yemenis buy Iftar food at a snack shop during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Sana'a, Yemen, 12 April 2022. REUTERS
Yemenis buy Iftar food at a snack shop during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Sana'a, Yemen, 12 April 2022. REUTERS
An Egyptian dancer performs the traditional Tannoora (skirt) dance at a restaurant in the Omani capital Muscat, on April 14, 2022, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. AFP
An Egyptian dancer performs the traditional Tannoora (skirt) dance at a restaurant in the Omani capital Muscat, on April 14, 2022, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. AFP
Egyptians members of the 'Tanoura Dance Troupe' perform during the holy month of Ramadan, at the Ghouri complex, in Islamic Cairo, Egypt, 13 April 2022. EPA
Egyptians members of the 'Tanoura Dance Troupe' perform during the holy month of Ramadan, at the Ghouri complex, in Islamic Cairo, Egypt, 13 April 2022. EPA
Vendors prepare traditional vermicelli noodles, a favorite during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a factory, in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, April 14, 2022. AP
Vendors prepare traditional vermicelli noodles, a favorite during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a factory, in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, April 14, 2022. AP
Afghan People get free food at wazir Akbar khan mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Kabul, Afghanistan, 14 April 2022. EPA
Afghan People get free food at wazir Akbar khan mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Kabul, Afghanistan, 14 April 2022. EPA
Afghan People gather to get free food at wazir Akbar khan mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Kabul, Afghanistan, 14 April 2022. EPA
Afghan People gather to get free food at wazir Akbar khan mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Kabul, Afghanistan, 14 April 2022. EPA
 Muslims gather along a street-long table for break their Ramadan fast together in a mass 'iftar' meal on the 15th day of the Muslim holy month, in the Matariya suburb in the northeast of Egypt's capital Cairo on April 16, 2022. AFP
Muslims gather along a street-long table for break their Ramadan fast together in a mass 'iftar' meal on the 15th day of the Muslim holy month, in the Matariya suburb in the northeast of Egypt's capital Cairo on April 16, 2022. AFP
Muslims gather along a street-long table for break their Ramadan fast together in a mass 'iftar' meal on the 15th day of the Muslim holy month, in the Matariya suburb in the northeast of Egypt's capital Cairo on April 16, 2022.
Muslims gather along a street-long table for break their Ramadan fast together in a mass 'iftar' meal on the 15th day of the Muslim holy month, in the Matariya suburb in the northeast of Egypt's capital Cairo on April 16, 2022.
Volunteers from the charity 'Violet Org' hand out food packages for the 'suhur' meal consumed before the next day's fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the old city of Syria's rebel-held northwestern city of Idlib early on April 19, 2022. AFP
Volunteers from the charity 'Violet Org' hand out food packages for the 'suhur' meal consumed before the next day's fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the old city of Syria's rebel-held northwestern city of Idlib early on April 19, 2022. AFP






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