Ramadaner Ek Jolokr

The Dome of the Rock, or Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah, one of the 
holiest sites in Islam, is seen on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem through
festive lights for Ramadan on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009.

Officers of Malaysia's Islamic authority use a telescope to perform "rukyah", 
the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan, in Teluk Kemang, south of Kuala 
Lumpur, Malaysia on August 20, 2009. Muslims scan the sky at dusk in 
the beginning of the lunar calendar's ninth month in search of the new 
moon to proclaim the start of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month during 
which observant believers fast from dawn to dusk.

With the Dome of the Rock Mosque seen in the background, 
a PalestinianMuslim worshiper prays during the third Friday prayers 
of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in the Al-Aqsa Mosque 
compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010.

A Musaharati, dawn awakener, lights up a lantern before 
touring the streets with his drums to wake observant Muslims 
for their overnight 'sahur', last meal, before the day's fast 
in Sidon's Old City in south Lebanon just before dawn August 26, 2009.

Muslims attend prayers on the eve of the first day of the Islamic 
fasting month of Ramadan at Al Akbar mosque in Surabaya, East Java,
Indoneisia on August 21, 2009.

A Muslim woman prays at the Istiqlal mosque on the first day 
of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta on August 22,
2009 or Ramadan 1, 1430 in the Hijriah lunar calendar.

A Kenyan child reads verses from the Quran on the fifth day 
of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in a Madrassa in
Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009.

A Palestinian boy plays with a sparkler on the eve of the 
Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City on August 21, 2009.

A child stands among worshippers attending prayers on the
eve of the first day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan at 
Al Maerkaz Al Islami mosque in Makassar, South Sulawesi, 
Indonesia on August 21, 2009.

Muslims attend Friday prayers on the first day of the holy 
month of Ramadan at a mosque in Beijing, China on August 21, 2009.

An Egyptian man makes a traditional dessert known as "kunava",
which is popular during the fasting month of Ramadan, 
at a shop in Cairo August 25, 2009.

A Muslim man arranges bowls of a traditional dessert called kheer 
for sale outside a mosque before the evening prayers 
on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, in Jammu,
Jammu and Kashmir, Indian-administered Kashmir on August 23, 2009.
 
Muslims shop for Iftar, the sunset dinner that breaks the fast 
at Chalk Bazaar, the traditional Iftar market in Dhaka, 
Bangladesh on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009.
Palestinian vendors prepare trays of sweets for Ramadan,
in a shop in the West Bank city of Nablus, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009.
A man arrives for the evening prayers of the first day 
of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan at Merkez 
mosque in Duisburg, Germany on August 21, 2009.
 
A cannon fires as part of the ceremony that ends the second day 
of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, outside 
Jerusalem's Old City Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009.
A Muslim boy takes a nap during evening prayers called "Tarawih" 
at Mosque of Gamal Abdel Nasser in Tripoli, Libya on August 22, 2009.
The mosque was converted from the Catholic Cathedral 
of the Sacred Heart of Jesus after a 1969 coup by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
 
A Palestinian woman walks near the Lion's Gate in Jerusalem's 
old city where traditional festive lights are displayed ahead 
of the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on August 20, 2009
A boy holds candy in his hand as he reads the Quran in a mosque
during Ramadan, in Amman, Jordan on August 22, 2009.
A Muslim man adjusts his cap in a mirror at a mosque
on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, in Jammu, 
Jammu and Kashmir, Indian-administered Kashmir on August 23, 2009.
An Iraqi baker prepares sweets for the holy month of 
Ramadan in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009
   
A Muslim family eats, breaking their fast in a giant tent 
on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Istanbul, 
Turkey on August 21, 2009.
Kashmiri Muslim offer prayer on a street in Srinagar, 
Jammu and Kashmir, Indian-administered Kashmir on 
Monday, Aug.24, 2009.
Pakistani women line up for subsidized sacks of flour 
provided by the government for the holy month of Ramadan, 
Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  
Egyptian women walk past paper lanterns used as decorations 
during Ramadan, on a street in downtown Cairo, Egypt on 
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009.
Jordanian workers make qatayef, a pancake-like shell filled 
with nuts or sweet cheese, fried in oil or baked, then dipped 
in sugary syrup in Amman, Jordan on Sunday August 23, 2009.
 
A man takes a nap in between prayers at a mosque
in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 22, 2009.
A Palestinian potter engraves the expression in Arabic
"Ramadan Karim" as he puts the final touches to a clay
lantern at his workshop in Gaza City on August 17, 2009, 
ahead of the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
A Pakistani Muslim arranges food stuff for Iftar, 
a time to break the fast, on the first day of Ramadan,
as a child looks on at a mosque in Karachi, 
Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009.
A taxi driver reaches for a glass of apple juice 
after sunset in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday Aug. 23, 2009.
Indonesian Muslim children parade during a ceremony 
called "Prayer for the Country" to welcome the holy fasting 
month of Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 21, 2009.
Muslim men break their fast at a mosque in the 
Saudi Red Sea port of Jeddah on August 23, 2009.
A boy sells dates in Amman, Jordan on Saturday August 22 2009.
      
Muslim children pray at a mosque during the month 
of Ramadan in Manila, in the Philippines on August 23, 2009.
A crescent moon is seen behind the King Hussein 
Bin Talal Mosque in Amman, Jordan on August 23, 2009, 
during Ramadan.
 
A Muslim man sits before breaking his fast on the second 
day of the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Agartala, 
capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura on August 24, 2009.
An unidentified woman helps her son to kiss the iron chain 
at the entrance of the Naqashband Sahib shrine in Srinagar, 
Jammu and Kashmir, Indian-administered Kashmir on 
Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009.
 
A vendor of headscarfs waits for customers in the
4th day of Ramadan at a market in Jakarta, Indonesia 
on August 25, 2009.

A man prays at a Sunni mosque in Baghdad, 
Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009.

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