Holy month of Ramadan

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Students offering prayers on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Ar-Raudlatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. During Ramadan Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. AP Photo

Students offering prayers on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Ar-Raudlatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. During Ramadan Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. AP Photo

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Students read the Quran on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Ar-Raudlatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. During Ramadan Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. AP Photo

Students read the Quran on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Ar-Raudlatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. During Ramadan Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. AP Photo

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Students perform an afternoon prayer on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Ar-Raudlatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. During Ramadan Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo)

Students perform an afternoon prayer on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Ar-Raudlatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. During Ramadan Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo)

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Students sit in circles during a Quran recital class on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Ar-Raudlatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. During Ramadan Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. AP Photo

Students sit in circles during a Quran recital class on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Ar-Raudlatul Hasanah Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. During Ramadan Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. AP Photo

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Indonesian Muslims pray at a mosque on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Jakarta on July 10, 2013. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO

Indonesian Muslims pray at a mosque on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Jakarta on July 10, 2013. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO

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An Indonesian Muslim man prays at a mosque on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Jakarta on July 10, 2013. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO

An Indonesian Muslim man prays at a mosque on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Jakarta on July 10, 2013. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty. AFP PHOTO

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A Muslim man cooks yellow fin tuna before selling them at a market during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in Manila July 10, 2013. REUTERS

A Muslim man cooks yellow fin tuna before selling them at a market during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in Manila July 10, 2013. REUTERS

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