Preparations for the holy month of Ramadan across the world

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A father holds his girls as one of them looks into a telescope during a moon sighting event on top of Jebel Hafeet mountain ahead of the holy month of Ramadan (AP Photo)

A father holds his girls as one of them looks into a telescope during a moon sighting event on top of Jebel Hafeet mountain ahead of the holy month of Ramadan (AP Photo)

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Preparations are in progress for the upcoming Ramadan at the 17th century Badshahi mosque in Lahore, Pakistan (AP Photo)

Preparations are in progress for the upcoming Ramadan at the 17th century Badshahi mosque in Lahore, Pakistan (AP Photo)

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A prayer beads salesman looks at oversized prayer beads at his shop at a market in Peshawar, Pakistan (Reuters Photo)

A prayer beads salesman looks at oversized prayer beads at his shop at a market in Peshawar, Pakistan (Reuters Photo)

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Thai Islamic leaders gather during a religious ceremony ahead of the start of the holy month of Ramadan in the Chanae district of Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat(AFP Photo)

Thai Islamic leaders gather during a religious ceremony ahead of the start of the holy month of Ramadan in the Chanae district of Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat(AFP Photo)

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Pakistani customers buy foodstuff ahead of Ramadan in Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Pakistan (AP Photo)

Pakistani customers buy foodstuff ahead of Ramadan in Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Pakistan (AP Photo)

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Indonesian people offer prayers at a cemetery ahead of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in Jakarta (AFP Photo)

Indonesian people offer prayers at a cemetery ahead of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in Jakarta (AFP Photo)

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Indonesian police destroy bottles of alcohol at a police station ahead of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in Jombang, East Java (AFP Photo)

Indonesian police destroy bottles of alcohol at a police station ahead of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in Jombang, East Java (AFP Photo)

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A Palestinian man decorates his shop with fairy lights near the entrance of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in the old city of Jerusalem (AFP Photo)

A Palestinian man decorates his shop with fairy lights near the entrance of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in the old city of Jerusalem (AFP Photo)

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Palestinians watch the lighting of a big lantern to mark the upcoming Islamic holiday of Ramadan at the center of the West Bank city of Ramallah (AP Photo)

Palestinians watch the lighting of a big lantern to mark the upcoming Islamic holiday of Ramadan at the center of the West Bank city of Ramallah (AP Photo)

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Indonesian Muslim children carry torches during a parade marking Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia (AP Photo)

Indonesian Muslim children carry torches during a parade marking Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia (AP Photo)

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People walk under lights decorating Damascus Gate outside the old city of Jerusalem as Muslims around the world prepare for the announcement of the fasting month of Ramadan (AFP Photo)

People walk under lights decorating Damascus Gate outside the old city of Jerusalem as Muslims around the world prepare for the announcement of the fasting month of Ramadan (AFP Photo)

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