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Muslims around the world celebrate the start of Ramadan
June 18, 2015, 4:14 pm
Women attend the first Ramadan prayers in a Mosque in Surabaya, eastern Java island

Muslims around the world are marking the start of Ramadan, a month of intense prayer and dawn-to-dusk fasting. It is also a month of feasting, with families and friends gathering at sunset for 'Iftar', the meal eaten by Muslims to break the fast.


A Muslim woman reads the Koran during the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan at a Mosque on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia.


Filipino Muslim children are taught by an Arabic teacher the proper way of praying on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, outside the Pink mosque in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town, southern Philippines.

A migrant wrapped in a blanket reads the Koran as he prays at sunrise on the rocks of the seawall at the Saint Ludovic border crossing on the Mediterranean Sea between Ventimiglia, Italy and Menton, France.


Afghan children study the Koran during first day of the month of Ramadan at a mosque in Jalalabad.


Muslims pray at the Sultanahmet Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey.



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