First Day of Ramadan

Members, including children, of the Muslim community attend midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in Strasbourg, France, on the first day of Ramadan July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Members, including children, of the Muslim community attend midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in Strasbourg, France, on the first day of Ramadan July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Muslims Around the World Celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan

Indonesian Muslim women hold prayers on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, July 9, 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/ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images

Indonesian Muslim women hold prayers on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, July 9, 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/ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images

Workers clean the floor of the Badshahi Mosque ahead of the holy month of Ramadan in Lahore, Pakistan, July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Workers clean the floor of the Badshahi Mosque ahead of the holy month of Ramadan in Lahore, Pakistan, July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

An Indonesian Muslim man recites prayers at a mosque on July 9, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Muslims must fast in the month of Ramadan from dawn until sunset, when they break the fast with the meal known as Iftar. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)

An Indonesian Muslim man recites prayers at a mosque on July 9, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Muslims must fast in the month of Ramadan from dawn until sunset, when they break the fast with the meal known as Iftar. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)

Workers clean the floor of the Badshahi Mosque ahead of the holy month of Ramadan in Lahore, Pakistan, July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza  Indonesian Muslim women hold prayers on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, July 9, 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/ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images  An Indonesian Muslim man recites prayers at a mosque on July 9, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Muslims must fast in the month of Ramadan from dawn until sunset, when they break the fast with the meal known as Iftar. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)  Members, including children, of the Muslim community attend midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in Strasbourg, France, on the first day of Ramadan July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler  A woman visits her mother's grave a day before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in Jakarta July 9, 2013. Traditionally Indonesian Muslims will visit the graves of their relatives before and towards the end of the the holy month. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni

Workers clean the floor of the Badshahi Mosque ahead of the holy month of Ramadan in Lahore, Pakistan, July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
Indonesian Muslim women hold prayers on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, July 9, 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/ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images
An Indonesian Muslim man recites prayers at a mosque on July 9, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Muslims must fast in the month of Ramadan from dawn until sunset, when they break the fast with the meal known as Iftar. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images)
Members, including children, of the Muslim community attend midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in Strasbourg, France, on the first day of Ramadan July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
A woman visits her mother’s grave a day before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in Jakarta July 9, 2013. Traditionally Indonesian Muslims will visit the graves of their relatives before and towards the end of the the holy month. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni

A young Muslim runs as he enters a mosque, July 9, 2013, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Muslims must fast in the month of Ramadan from dawn until sunset, when they break the fast with the meal known as Iftar.  (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images

A young Muslim runs as he enters a mosque, July 9, 2013, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Muslims must fast in the month of Ramadan from dawn until sunset, when they break the fast with the meal known as Iftar. (Photo by Syamsul Bahri Muhammad/Getty Images

A baker prepares 'khajla', a popular sweet dish, ahead of the holy month of Ramadan in Karachi, Pakistan, July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

A baker prepares ‘khajla’, a popular sweet dish, ahead of the holy month of Ramadan in Karachi, Pakistan, July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

Turkish anti government protesters break their first day of fasting for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, July 9, 2013, in Istanbul. During the month, devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset, when they break the fast with the meal known as Iftar. AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSEOZAN/AFP/Getty Images

Turkish anti government protesters break their first day of fasting for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, July 9, 2013, in Istanbul. During the month, devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset, when they break the fast with the meal known as Iftar. AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSEOZAN/AFP/Getty Images

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