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Muslims offer the second Friday prayers of the holy fasting month of Ramadan inside Jama Masjid mosque in Ahmedabad, India, June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Ramazan around the world: a time of sharing, spirituality and humility

A look at how people are observing Ramazan around the world, in pictures.
Published Jun 09, 2017 08:31pm

Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramazan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk.

When Ramazan begins, Muslim observers enter into a period of discipline and worship: fasting during the day, and praying throughout the day and night.

Ramazan is a time to detach from worldly pleasures and focus on one's inner self.

Pakistani residents offer prayers before breaking their fast in Peshawar on June 8. — AFP
Pakistani residents offer prayers before breaking their fast in Peshawar on June 8. — AFP

A Palestinian worshipper attends the second Friday prayers of Ramazan in front of the Dome of the Rock at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound on June 9.— AFP
A Palestinian worshipper attends the second Friday prayers of Ramazan in front of the Dome of the Rock at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound on June 9.— AFP

Afghan children hold dishes as they wait to receive food donated by a private charity in Jalalabad.— AFP
Afghan children hold dishes as they wait to receive food donated by a private charity in Jalalabad.— AFP

A woman offers prayers inside the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer, India June 8.— Reuters
A woman offers prayers inside the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer, India June 8.— Reuters

Lebanese whirling dervishes perform in a celebration during Ramazan in the capital Beirut's Verdun street on June 9.— AFP
Lebanese whirling dervishes perform in a celebration during Ramazan in the capital Beirut's Verdun street on June 9.— AFP

A man dries Seviiyan (thin vermicelli) at a factory in Lahore on June 8.— AFP
A man dries Seviiyan (thin vermicelli) at a factory in Lahore on June 8.— AFP

Muslim men nap as they wait for the time to break their fast after Friday prayer at the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.— AP
Muslim men nap as they wait for the time to break their fast after Friday prayer at the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.— AP

Afghan men pray during Ramazan, in Mazar-i-sharif.— AFP
Afghan men pray during Ramazan, in Mazar-i-sharif.— AFP

People walk as they shop along a decorated street during Ramazan in Damascus, Syria June 8.— Reuters
People walk as they shop along a decorated street during Ramazan in Damascus, Syria June 8.— Reuters

Pakistani worshippers offer prayers during the second Friday of Ramazan in Lahore on June 9.— AFP
Pakistani worshippers offer prayers during the second Friday of Ramazan in Lahore on June 9.— AFP

Lebanese and Syrians prepare dishes for an "Iftar" dinner in the Lebanese capital Beirut on June 9.— AFP
Lebanese and Syrians prepare dishes for an "Iftar" dinner in the Lebanese capital Beirut on June 9.— AFP

Muslims pray during the Friday prayers for Ramazan in Jerusalem's Old City June 9.— Reuters
Muslims pray during the Friday prayers for Ramazan in Jerusalem's Old City June 9.— Reuters

Muslims enjoy water spray over the crowd to cool off during the Friday prayers at the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City June 9.— Reuters
Muslims enjoy water spray over the crowd to cool off during the Friday prayers at the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City June 9.— Reuters

A Muslim man sits inside a mosque during Ramazan in Jakarta, Indonesia June 8.— Reuters
A Muslim man sits inside a mosque during Ramazan in Jakarta, Indonesia June 8.— Reuters

Volunteers join elderly in a party after the Iftar at the elderly care home during Ramazan in Amman, Jordan June 7.— Reuters
Volunteers join elderly in a party after the Iftar at the elderly care home during Ramazan in Amman, Jordan June 7.— Reuters

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