The month is one of the holiest for nearly 1.8 billion Muslims across the globe.
Japanese, enjoying an unprecedented 10-day holiday, pack into Meiji Jingu shrine in central Tokyo to celebrate.
A look at the events on Friday with scenes from the opening ceremony and welcome banquet.
The three-day urs will see millions of devotees from all faiths gather to pay their respects to the venerated saint.
“May the One who gives us his peace end the roar of arms," says Pope Francis whilst condemning "such cruel violence".
Built in the 12th and 13th centuries, Notre-Dame is the most famous of the Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages.
The tribute was organised by the Muslim Institute, an NGO aimed at promoting peace and stability in the Muslim world.
About 139.7 million people, including differently abled and transgender people, cast their vote.
The park features 12 gardens, a Cave of Miracles, and a split lake symbolising Prophet Musa's parting of the Red Sea.
"We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world. We could be the last that can do anything about it."
Malaysian premier Mahathir attended as the chief guest, while foreign armed forces featured in parade.
Thousands gather in Christchurch to honour the 50 Muslim worshippers killed last week by a white supremacist.
The ancient Hindu festival marks the welcoming of spring and a celebration of the triumph of good over evil.
Tourists and locals say spring in the valley is a visual treat for those who love nature.
Cricket fans from across the nation bid farewell to the 2019 edition of the Pakistan Super League.
Some mourners hugged their neighbours, while others stood in solemn silence at various memorial sites in the city.
Umer Farooq's grandfather and father made bagpipes, now he is the third generation to take up the tradition.
Scenes of jubilation and breaking of records were aplenty on the opening night of PSL 2019 matches in the city.
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