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Ramadan around the world

A Palestinian woman buys decorative lights for Ramadan

A Palestinian woman buys decorative lights for Ramadan at a market in the West Bank city of Nablus. (July 31, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

People around the world mark the holy month of Ramadan.

Muslims conduct prayer inside a center in Port
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Muslims conduct prayer inside a center in Port Jefferson. (Aug. 24, 2011)

Sheikh Motiur Rahman reads from the Quran. (Aug.
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Sheikh Motiur Rahman reads from the Quran. (Aug. 24, 2011)

Abdul Rehman emerges from a space inside the
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Abdul Rehman emerges from a space inside the Selden mosque during his time of reflection during Ramadan. (Aug. 24, 2011)

Anwar Siddiqui reads the Quran in the early
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Anwar Siddiqui reads the Quran in the early afternoon light inside the mosque in Selden. (Aug. 24, 2011)

The Imam family read the Quran at their
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The Imam family read the Quran at their home in Mt. Sinai shortly before Ramadan begins. (July 31, 2011)

From left: Azfar, 16, Nayyar, and Ahmer Imam,
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From left: Azfar, 16, Nayyar, and Ahmer Imam, 19, prey at their home in Mt. Sinai shortly before Ramadan begins. (July 31, 2011)

The Imam family preys at their home in
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The Imam family preys at their home in Mt. Sinai shortly before Ramadan begins. (July 31, 2011)

The Imam family prey at their home in
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The Imam family prey at their home in Mt. Sinai shortly before Ramadan begins. (July 31, 2011)

Indonesian mothers and children take part in a
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Indonesian mothers and children take part in a ceremony to mark the month of Ramadan. (July 31, 2011)

Palestinians shop for food at Al-Zawiya market in
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Palestinians shop for food at Al-Zawiya market in Gaza City ahead of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. (July 30, 2011)

Saudis buy dates on the eve of the
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Saudis buy dates on the eve of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at a market in Riyadh. (July 31, 2011)

A Palestinian vendor displays religious books in the
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A Palestinian vendor displays religious books in the West Bank town of Jenin ahead of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. (July 31, 2011)

A Palestinian woman buys decorative lights for Ramadan
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A Palestinian woman buys decorative lights for Ramadan at a market in the West Bank city of Nablus. (July 31, 2011)

Muslims pray on the first night of Ramadan
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Muslims pray on the first night of Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia. (July 31, 2011)

A baker in Baghdad prepares sweets in preparation
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A baker in Baghdad prepares sweets in preparation for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. (July 29, 2011)

An baker in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, prepares
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An baker in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, prepares sweets in preparation for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. (July 28, 2011)

Various brands of dates are on display for
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Various brands of dates are on display for sale in Cairo. Dates are a main item on Egyptians' food supplies list for the holy month of Ramadan. (July 31, 2011)

Palestinians in Gaza City gather around a giant
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Palestinians in Gaza City gather around a giant lantern marking the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. (July 31, 2011)

The day before the start of Ramadan, a
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The day before the start of Ramadan, a young woman in Amman, Jordan, walks into a store selling Islamic head covers called "hijab," which are worn by Muslim women. (July 31, 2011)

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