Middle East

  • The shipment of cattle imported from Australia is a part of the Indonesian government's plan to stabilize soaring beef prices before the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of Ramadan next week.
  • Muslim women browse for headscarves at a market in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia, July 29, 2013. e
  • A Bangladeshi man works at an embroidery factory before Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 30, 2013. 
  • A Bangladeshi man works at an embroidery factory before Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 30, 2013. 
  • A Palestinian vendor grills meat as he waits for customers before Iftar during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan,West Bank town of Jenin, July 30, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Syrians shop in the covered market in central Damascus as they prepare for the month of Ramadan, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A Pakistani boy arranges plates of food for Iftar, the meal that breaks the day's fast, during the holy month of Ramadan at a roadside in Islamabad, Pakistan, July 30, 2013. 

Muslims Around the World Celebrate Ramadan

Published July 14, 2013

The holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by abstaining from food, water, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk.


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