From Pakistan to Palestine, Muslims around the world observe Ramazan

Published June 19, 2016
Men read the Holy Quran at the Grand Mosque during the holy month of Ramazan in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Idlib province, Syria, June 17, 2016. ─ Reuters
Men read the Holy Quran at the Grand Mosque during the holy month of Ramazan in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Idlib province, Syria, June 17, 2016. ─ Reuters
Syrian Muslim worshippers break the fast with an Iftar dinner distributed by a charity at a mosque on June 17, 2016 in the rebel-controlled town of Hamouria, in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. ─ AFP
Syrian Muslim worshippers break the fast with an Iftar dinner distributed by a charity at a mosque on June 17, 2016 in the rebel-controlled town of Hamouria, in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. ─ AFP
A Palestinian Muslim worshipper takes a selfie near the Dome of the Rock mosque at the Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city on June 17, 2016 during Friday prayers. ─ AFP
A Palestinian Muslim worshipper takes a selfie near the Dome of the Rock mosque at the Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city on June 17, 2016 during Friday prayers. ─ AFP
Pakistani Muslims wait to break their fast at Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on June 17, 2016. ─ AFP
Pakistani Muslims wait to break their fast at Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on June 17, 2016. ─ AFP
Youth, who are members of Saaed group, prepare food to be given out as Iftar meals for the poor and internally displaced Syrians during the month of Ramazan in Damascus. ─ Reuters
Youth, who are members of Saaed group, prepare food to be given out as Iftar meals for the poor and internally displaced Syrians during the month of Ramazan in Damascus. ─ Reuters
Indian Muslim children stand, after breaking their fast, on a balcony of the decorated Buddha Tazia Mosque in Allahabad on June 17, 2016. ─ AFP
Indian Muslim children stand, after breaking their fast, on a balcony of the decorated Buddha Tazia Mosque in Allahabad on June 17, 2016. ─ AFP
Muslim sailors pray after breaking their fast onboard the USS Boxer (LHD 4), where aircraft striking IS-held positions in Iraq were launched from, during the holy month of Ramazan in Arabian Gulf, June 17, 2016. ─ Reuters
Muslim sailors pray after breaking their fast onboard the USS Boxer (LHD 4), where aircraft striking IS-held positions in Iraq were launched from, during the holy month of Ramazan in Arabian Gulf, June 17, 2016. ─ Reuters
The Dome of the Rock is seen in the background as Palestinians pray on the second Friday of Ramazan in the Al Aqsa compound in Jerusalem's Old City June 17, 2016. ─ Reuters
The Dome of the Rock is seen in the background as Palestinians pray on the second Friday of Ramazan in the Al Aqsa compound in Jerusalem's Old City June 17, 2016. ─ Reuters
Fighters from the Free Syrian Army sit in front of detroyed buildings as they prepare to break their fast during Ramazan on June 16, 2016 in the rebel-held neighbourhood of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus. ─ AFP
Fighters from the Free Syrian Army sit in front of detroyed buildings as they prepare to break their fast during Ramazan on June 16, 2016 in the rebel-held neighbourhood of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus. ─ AFP
A Somali man reads the Quran on the second Friday of Ramazan inside the Marwaas Mosque in Mogadishu, Somalia June 17, 2016. ─ Reuters
A Somali man reads the Quran on the second Friday of Ramazan inside the Marwaas Mosque in Mogadishu, Somalia June 17, 2016. ─ Reuters
Syrians break their fast in the middle of destroyed buildings in Teir Maalah, north of Homs, during Ramazan on June 16, 2016. ─ AFP
Syrians break their fast in the middle of destroyed buildings in Teir Maalah, north of Homs, during Ramazan on June 16, 2016. ─ AFP
An Iraqi man buys bread at a shop during Ramazan on June 17, 2016 in Kadhimiya, a northern neighbourhood of Baghdad. ─ AFP
An Iraqi man buys bread at a shop during Ramazan on June 17, 2016 in Kadhimiya, a northern neighbourhood of Baghdad. ─ AFP
Sudanese share a picnic at a park on Nile Street as they break the fast on June 17, 2016 in the capital Khartoum. ─ AFP
Sudanese share a picnic at a park on Nile Street as they break the fast on June 17, 2016 in the capital Khartoum. ─ AFP
A Palestinian vendor rests inside his shop in Jerusalem's Old City June 17, 2016. ─ Reuters
A Palestinian vendor rests inside his shop in Jerusalem's Old City June 17, 2016. ─ Reuters
Indian Muslim shopkeepers break their fast at their place of work in Allahabad on June 17, 2016. ─ AFP
Indian Muslim shopkeepers break their fast at their place of work in Allahabad on June 17, 2016. ─ AFP

Muslims throughout the world celebrate the holy fasting month of Ramazan, when they refrain from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk.

Religious activities usually increase during this month and households stock up on essentials for staples and avoid the heat and crowds during fasting hours.

Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramazan with a three-day holiday.

This year, Ramazan began on June 6 in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Singapore, Lebanon, Syria, Kuwait, Jordan, Afghanistan and the Palestinian territories, and on June 7 in Pakistan.

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