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Muslims across the globe observe Ramadan

Updated : May 09, 2019 01:51 PM IST

Muslims throughout the world are observing Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, refraining from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from sunrise to sunset.

Palestinians look at pickles on sale for Ramadan for the month of Ramadan, at the main market in Gaza City. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Palestinians look at pickles on sale for Ramadan for the month of Ramadan, at the main market in Gaza City. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Palestinian Muslim worshipers pray at Al Emari mosque in Gaza City. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Palestinian Muslim worshipers pray at Al Emari mosque in Gaza City. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
A volunteer arranges food for the
A volunteer arranges food for the "Iftar" meal for Muslims to break their fast at sundown, during the fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
A volunteer distributes food for the
A volunteer distributes food for the "Iftar" meal for Muslims to break their fast at sundown, during the fasting month of Ramadan at a free food distribution point in Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
Women enjoy
Women enjoy "Iftar," the sunset meal when Muslims break their fast during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the shrine of the Saint Abdulazim, in Shahr-e-Ray, south of Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Worshippers stand in line for the iftar meal after breaking their fast at sunset during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Greater Miami in Miami Gardens, USA. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Worshippers stand in line for the iftar meal after breaking their fast at sunset during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Greater Miami in Miami Gardens, USA. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi, right, is greeted by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, centre, as Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, the ruler of Ajman, left, looks on at Al Bateen Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. State media in the United Arab Emirates published images early Thursday of the country's rarely seen president greeting other ruling sheikhs for Ramadan. (Rashed al-Mansoori/Ministry of Presidential Affairs via AP)
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi, right, is greeted by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, centre, as Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, the ruler of Ajman, left, looks on at Al Bateen Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. State media in the United Arab Emirates published images early Thursday of the country's rarely seen president greeting other ruling sheikhs for Ramadan. (Rashed al-Mansoori/Ministry of Presidential Affairs via AP)
Muslims offer prayers inside a shrine in Srinagar, India. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Muslims offer prayers inside a shrine in Srinagar, India. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Indonesian Muslims collect food provided by Al Mashun Great Mosque for free to break their fast in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Indonesian Muslims collect food provided by Al Mashun Great Mosque for free to break their fast in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
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