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The month of Ramadan

Residents of Ezbet Hamada in Cairo's Mataria district gather to eat Iftar, the meal to end their fast at sunset, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt, May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Residents of Ezbet Hamada in Cairo's Mataria district gather to eat Iftar, the meal to end their fast at sunset, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt, May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Residents of Ezbet Hamada in Cairo's Mataria district gather to eat Iftar, the meal to end their fast at sunset, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt, May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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A Kashmiri Muslim man reads the Koran inside the shrine of Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, a Sufi saint, during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 20. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Kashmiri Muslim man reads the Koran inside the shrine of Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, a Sufi saint, during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 20. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Kashmiri Muslim man reads the Koran inside the shrine of Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, a Sufi saint, during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar May 20. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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People attend Friday prayers at the Faisal mosque during the fasting month of Ramadan in Islamabad, Pakistan May 17. REUTERS/Saiyna Bashir

People attend Friday prayers at the Faisal mosque during the fasting month of Ramadan in Islamabad, Pakistan May 17. REUTERS/Saiyna Bashir

People attend Friday prayers at the Faisal mosque during the fasting month of Ramadan in Islamabad, Pakistan May 17. REUTERS/Saiyna Bashir
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Venus Maythem Abbas prays and reads the Quran during the holy month of Ramadan in Baghdad, Iraq May 11. REUTERS/ Saba Kareem

Venus Maythem Abbas prays and reads the Quran during the holy month of Ramadan in Baghdad, Iraq May 11. REUTERS/ Saba Kareem

Venus Maythem Abbas prays and reads the Quran during the holy month of Ramadan in Baghdad, Iraq May 11. REUTERS/ Saba Kareem
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Palestinians break their fast by eating the Iftar meals during the holy month of Ramadan, near the rubble of a building recently destroyed by Israeli air strikes, in Gaza City, May 18. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians break their fast by eating the Iftar meals during the holy month of Ramadan, near the rubble of a building recently destroyed by Israeli air strikes, in Gaza City, May 18. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians break their fast by eating the Iftar meals during the holy month of Ramadan, near the rubble of a building recently destroyed by Israeli air strikes, in Gaza City, May 18. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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Muslims offer Friday prayers near railway tracks during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in New Delhi, India, May 17. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Muslims offer Friday prayers near railway tracks during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in New Delhi, India, May 17. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Muslims offer Friday prayers near railway tracks during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in New Delhi, India, May 17. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A Muslim woman prepares for the start of the Friday prayers during the holy fasting month of Ramadan inside Jamia mosque in Nairobi, Kenya, May 17. REUTERS/Stringer

A Muslim woman prepares for the start of the Friday prayers during the holy fasting month of Ramadan inside Jamia mosque in Nairobi, Kenya, May 17. REUTERS/Stringer

A Muslim woman prepares for the start of the Friday prayers during the holy fasting month of Ramadan inside Jamia mosque in Nairobi, Kenya, May 17. REUTERS/Stringer
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Muslims cross railway tracks after offering Friday prayers during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in New Delhi, India, May 17. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Muslims cross railway tracks after offering Friday prayers during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in New Delhi, India, May 17. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Muslims cross railway tracks after offering Friday prayers during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in New Delhi, India, May 17. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Muslim women offer prayers at the shrine of Sufi Saint Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar, May 15. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Muslim women offer prayers at the shrine of Sufi Saint Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar, May 15. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Muslim women offer prayers at the shrine of Sufi Saint Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar, May 15. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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Muslims gather to eat iftar, the meal to end their fast at sunset, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Al Azhar mosque in the old Islamic area of Cairo, Egypt, May 12, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Muslims gather to eat iftar, the meal to end their fast at sunset, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Al Azhar mosque in the old Islamic area of Cairo, Egypt, May 12, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Muslims gather to eat iftar, the meal to end their fast at sunset, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Al Azhar mosque in the old Islamic area of Cairo, Egypt, May 12, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Muslims distribute food as they wait to have their iftar outside a mosque in Manama, Bahrain, May 10. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Muslims distribute food as they wait to have their iftar outside a mosque in Manama, Bahrain, May 10. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Muslims distribute food as they wait to have their iftar outside a mosque in Manama, Bahrain, May 10. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Two Muslim women take pictures after the first Friday prayers during the month of Ramadan at Diyanet Center of America in Lanham, Maryland, May 10. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

Two Muslim women take pictures after the first Friday prayers during the month of Ramadan at Diyanet Center of America in Lanham, Maryland, May 10. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

Two Muslim women take pictures after the first Friday prayers during the month of Ramadan at Diyanet Center of America in Lanham, Maryland, May 10. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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Muslim men take a rest after attending Friday prayers at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 10. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Muslim men take a rest after attending Friday prayers at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 10. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Muslim men take a rest after attending Friday prayers at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 10. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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Palestinians pray on the first Friday of Ramadan, on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 10. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinians pray on the first Friday of Ramadan, on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 10. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinians pray on the first Friday of Ramadan, on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 10. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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A Palestinian uses a ladder to climb over a section of the Israeli barrier as he tries to make his way to attend the first Friday prayers of Ramadan in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, near Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, May 10. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

A Palestinian uses a ladder to climb over a section of the Israeli barrier as he tries to make his way to attend the first Friday prayers of Ramadan in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, near Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, May 10....more

A Palestinian uses a ladder to climb over a section of the Israeli barrier as he tries to make his way to attend the first Friday prayers of Ramadan in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, near Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, May 10. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
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Muslims offer prayers on the first Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan along a road in Karachi, Pakistan, May 10. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Muslims offer prayers on the first Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan along a road in Karachi, Pakistan, May 10. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Muslims offer prayers on the first Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan along a road in Karachi, Pakistan, May 10. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Muslims perform prayers on a road outside a mosque on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar, May 10. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Muslims perform prayers on a road outside a mosque on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar, May 10. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Muslims perform prayers on a road outside a mosque on the first Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar, May 10. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A Muslim boy reads the Koran inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on the outskirts of Agartala, India, May 7. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A Muslim boy reads the Koran inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on the outskirts of Agartala, India, May 7. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A Muslim boy reads the Koran inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on the outskirts of Agartala, India, May 7. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
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A displaced girl, who fled from fighting in Taiz, is seen during the holy month of Ramadan in a slum on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, May 7. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A displaced girl, who fled from fighting in Taiz, is seen during the holy month of Ramadan in a slum on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, May 7. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A displaced girl, who fled from fighting in Taiz, is seen during the holy month of Ramadan in a slum on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, May 7. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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A stun cannon is fired announcing the breaking of fast at sunset in Riffa, south of Manama, Bahrain, May 7. REUTERS/ Hamad I Mohammed

A stun cannon is fired announcing the breaking of fast at sunset in Riffa, south of Manama, Bahrain, May 7. REUTERS/ Hamad I Mohammed

A stun cannon is fired announcing the breaking of fast at sunset in Riffa, south of Manama, Bahrain, May 7. REUTERS/ Hamad I Mohammed
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Sudanese protesters pray after breaking their fast in front of the Defence Ministry compound in Khartoum, Sudan, May 6.  REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Sudanese protesters pray after breaking their fast in front of the Defence Ministry compound in Khartoum, Sudan, May 6. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Sudanese protesters pray after breaking their fast in front of the Defence Ministry compound in Khartoum, Sudan, May 6. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
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Internally displaced Somali Muslim men eat Iftar meals at a makeshift camp in Mogadishu, Somalia, May 7. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Internally displaced Somali Muslim men eat Iftar meals at a makeshift camp in Mogadishu, Somalia, May 7. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Internally displaced Somali Muslim men eat Iftar meals at a makeshift camp in Mogadishu, Somalia, May 7. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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A Muslim man reads the Koran as people take rest at Cut Meutia mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

A Muslim man reads the Koran as people take rest at Cut Meutia mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

A Muslim man reads the Koran as people take rest at Cut Meutia mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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A volunteer arranges food plates for the people to break fast during the fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan, May 7. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A volunteer arranges food plates for the people to break fast during the fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan, May 7. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A volunteer arranges food plates for the people to break fast during the fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan, May 7. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Volunteers control ostriches before slaughtering them to prepare charity food in Karachi, Pakistan, May 6. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Volunteers control ostriches before slaughtering them to prepare charity food in Karachi, Pakistan, May 6. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Volunteers control ostriches before slaughtering them to prepare charity food in Karachi, Pakistan, May 6. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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A member of the Anti-Capitalist Muslims movement is detained by riot police as she tries to break her fast on the main shopping and pedestrian street of Istiklal in Istanbul, Turkey, May 6. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A member of the Anti-Capitalist Muslims movement is detained by riot police as she tries to break her fast on the main shopping and pedestrian street of Istiklal in Istanbul, Turkey, May 6. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A member of the Anti-Capitalist Muslims movement is detained by riot police as she tries to break her fast on the main shopping and pedestrian street of Istiklal in Istanbul, Turkey, May 6. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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Muslim women pray at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 5.  REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Muslim women pray at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 5. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Muslim women pray at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 5. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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A girl carries food aid she received from the local charity, Mona Relief, ahead of Ramadan on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, May 5. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A girl carries food aid she received from the local charity, Mona Relief, ahead of Ramadan on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, May 5. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A girl carries food aid she received from the local charity, Mona Relief, ahead of Ramadan on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, May 5. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Muslim girls carry torches as they take part during a parade at a rural area in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 3. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Muslim girls carry torches as they take part during a parade at a rural area in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 3. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Muslim girls carry torches as they take part during a parade at a rural area in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 3. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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A Sudanese protester serves iftar as they prepare to break their fast in front of the Defence Ministry compound in Khartoum, Sudan, May 6. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

A Sudanese protester serves iftar as they prepare to break their fast in front of the Defence Ministry compound in Khartoum, Sudan, May 6. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

A Sudanese protester serves iftar as they prepare to break their fast in front of the Defence Ministry compound in Khartoum, Sudan, May 6. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
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An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim woman visits a holy place in Najaf, Iraq, May 5. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim woman visits a holy place in Najaf, Iraq, May 5. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim woman visits a holy place in Najaf, Iraq, May 5. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A Muslim man prays as he and others assemble to spot the crescent moon, on the eve of Ramadan at a mosque in Ahmedabad, India, May 6. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Muslim man prays as he and others assemble to spot the crescent moon, on the eve of Ramadan at a mosque in Ahmedabad, India, May 6. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Muslim man prays as he and others assemble to spot the crescent moon, on the eve of Ramadan at a mosque in Ahmedabad, India, May 6. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Staff members of the Pakistan's Meteorological Department (PMD) gesture as they adjust a telescope for the new moon sighting that will mark the start of Ramadan, in Karachi, Pakistan, May 5. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Staff members of the Pakistan's Meteorological Department (PMD) gesture as they adjust a telescope for the new moon sighting that will mark the start of Ramadan, in Karachi, Pakistan, May 5. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Staff members of the Pakistan's Meteorological Department (PMD) gesture as they adjust a telescope for the new moon sighting that will mark the start of Ramadan, in Karachi, Pakistan, May 5. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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