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Preparations For Ramazan Around The World In Pictures
Source: AP
Published: Jun 6, 2016

Muslims around the world prepare for the most important month of the Islamic calendar, ramazan.

Here are some pictures from across the globe of people preparing for the start of the holy month.

1. Lebanese girls hold traditional lanterns during street performances celebrating the upcoming holy month of Ramazan, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon. Muslims throughout the world will begin to mark Ramazan this week.

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2. Indonesian Muslim children carry torches during a parade to welcome the fasting month of Ramazan in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia.

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3. A man takes photographs of his children ahead of Ramazan in Beirut, Lebanon

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4. Syrians shop in a market ahead of the month of Ramazan, in Damascus, Syria.

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5. A Syrian man waits for customers at a vegetable stall as people shop ahead of the start of the holy fasting month of Ramazan in Kafr Batna, in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus.

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6. A decoration depicting dancing orphans is placed in front of al Amin mosque ahead of Ramazan in Beirut, Lebanon.

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7.  A large lantern is lit in front of al Amin mosque as part of decorations ahead of Ramazan in Beirut, Lebanon.

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8. A man and children play traditional drums as they take part in the Musahharati, a Ramazan tradition where drummers wake people for the meal before the day’s fast, in Beirut, Lebanon.

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9. A Muslim man uses a telescope to observe the moon before the Muslim holy month of Ramazan at Al-Musyari’in mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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10. Syrians shop in a market ahead of the month of Ramazan, in Damascus, Syria.

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11. Pakistani men display prayer mats at a shop, ahead of the month of Ramazan, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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12.  A Palestinian man sells lanterns ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramazan in Khan in the southern of Gaza Strip.

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13.  Muslims attend the Ramazan tarawih prayer at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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14. A Pakistani man tries on a new prayer cap, ahead of the holy month of Ramazan, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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15. Lebanese Muslim girls pose for a picture for Ramazan in the southern port city of Sidon, as they take part in a traditional festival ahead of the start of the holy fasting month.

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16. A man uses a telescope to look at the position of the moon to check the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramazan at Bantul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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17. A vendor sells prayer beads on a roadside, ahead of the month of Ramazan, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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18. An Afghan labourer carries sweets at a factory ahead of the holy month of Ramazan in Jalalabad.

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19.  Muslim men use a telescope to observe the moon before the Muslim holy month of Ramazan at Al-Musyari’in mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Source: Reuters
Source: Reuters

 

20.  Muslims attend the Ramazan tarawih prayer at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Source: Reuters
Source: Reuters