Thousands and thousands of Muslims are gearing up for the holy month of Ramadan, throughout which strict fasting is noticed from dawn to sundown.
This is a have a look at how worshippers world wide mark this time, which consists of particular prayers, blessings and fasting.
For the primary time, London’s Piccadilly Circus was illuminated with particular lights on the eve of Ramadan.
Individuals set up torches that learn “God” to welcome the holy fasting month, in Sleman, Indonesia, on Sunday.
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A shopkeeper waits for prospects at a stall inside a shopping center adorned with festive lights in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday.
Officers with Malaysia’s Islamic Authority stand by a theodolite, which they use to carry out rukyah, the sighting of the brand new moon to find out the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on Wednesday.
A lady checks a telescope earlier than trying for the moon, close to the Dome of the Rock shrine on the Aqsa mosque compound, within the previous metropolis of Jerusalem on Tuesday.
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Conventional lanterns, meals
Forward of Ramadan, folks store for a standard lantern known as a fanous at a market store in Cairo’s central Sayyida Zainab district on March 12.
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Youngsters rejoice with songs and a standard lantern within the Zeitun district of Gaza Metropolis on March 18.
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Volunteers inventory donations on the Muslim Welfare Canada meals financial institution in Scarborough, Ont., on Wednesday. Meals financial institution donations, in addition to utilization, spike throughout the month of Ramadan, in response to its director Shahid Khan.
Individuals purchase snacks at a wholesale market in Mosul, Iraq, on Wednesday.
Sellers at Kawran Bazar fish market wait for prospects in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday.
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Worshippers pray on the Grand Mosque on Tuesday within the holy metropolis of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, residence of the holiest shrine in Islam.
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Worshippers carry out a night prayer known as tarawih, marking the primary eve of the holy fasting month, at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta on Wednesday.
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Muslims attend a night prayer exterior Lakemba Mosque in a suburb of Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday.