29 June 2014

Ramadan

A Palestinian vendors displays food, including pickled vegetables and olives, in preparation for Ramadan at a market in the West Bank city of Hebron, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Muslims throughout the world are preparing themselves for the holy month of Ramadan, when the observant fast from dawn till dusk.

An Afghan street vendor, who sells watermelons, cleans his workspace as he waits for customers ahead of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Muslims throughout the world are preparing for the holy month of Ramadan, when the observant fast from dawn till dusk.
A Pakistani vendor arranges praying beads which worshippers buy for Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Peshawar, Pakistan, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Muslims throughout the world are preparing to celebrate the holy fasting month of Ramadan, when they refrain from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk. Muslims usually increase their religious activities during the Ramadan.
A painter fixes a ladder to whitewash the outer wall of a mosque in preparation for upcoming Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Muslims throughout the world are preparing to celebrate the holy fasting month of Ramadan, when they refrain from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk. Muslims usually increase their religious activities during the Ramadan.
Bahrainis look for the sliver of a new moon that would indicate the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, while standing on the shore of the Persian Gulf in the western village of Karzakan, Bahrain, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Ramadan, for observant Muslims, is a time of fasting, prayer and charitable giving. Bahraini officials announced Ramadan would begin Sunday.
A Palestinian vendor sells dates for Ramadan at a market in the West Bank city of Jenin ahead of Ramadan on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Muslims throughout the world are preparing themselves before the holy month of Ramadan, where observants fast from dawn till dusk.
People walk inside a shopping mall with Ramadan decorations as they prepare for the holy month of Ramadan starting tomorrow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Ramadan, for observant Muslims, is a time of fasting, prayer and charitable giving.
A Palestinian vendor displays Ramadan decorations at a market ahead of Ramadan in the West Bank city of Jenin on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Ramadan, for observant Muslims, is a time of fasting, prayer and charitable giving.
Muslim clerics scan the horizon for the crescent moon that will determine the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia,Friday, June 27, 2014. Muslims around the world will start observing Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar this week.
An Indonesian man sits before the grave of his relative and pray at a cemetery in Jakarta, Indonesia,Friday, June 27, 2014. Prior to the holy fasting month of Ramadan that is expected to begin on Sunday, Muslims followed local tradition and flocked to cemeteries to pray for their ancestors. Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim nation.
Palestinians workers makes pancakes, that are then filled with cheese or nuts and fried at home, in preparation for Ramadan at a market in the West Bank city of Hebron, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Muslims throughout the world are preparing themselves for the holy month of Ramadan, when the observant fast from dawn till dusk.
A bird flies towards the minaret of a mosque in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Muslims throughout the world are preparing themselves for the holy month of Ramadan, when the observant fast from dawn till dusk.
Lebanese children and adults march through downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in preparation for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when observant Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. The holy month is expected to begin on Saturday, or early next week.
Palestinian stock up on food in preparation for Ramadan at a market in the West Bank city of Hebron, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Muslims throughout the world are preparing themselves for the holy month of Ramadan, when the observant fast from dawn till dusk.
A Yemeni vendor displays a variety of dates, traditionally eaten after breaking the fast, on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in a market in the Old City of Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Ramadan starts this weekend, with Yemen starting a day before most other countries, and is marked by daily fasting from dawn to sunset.
Yemeni men reads verses of the Quran, Islam's holy book, while others sleep on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in the Grand Mosque in the Old City of Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, June 28, 2014. The Muslim holy month starts this weekend, with Yemen starting a day before most other countries, and is marked by daily fasting from dawn to sunset.
An Afghan worker makes sweets at a traditional factory ahead of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Kandahar southern of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Muslims throughout the world are preparing themselves for the holy month of Ramadan, when the observant fast from dawn till dusk.
Yemeni men read verses of the Quran, Islam's holy book, on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in the Grand Mosque in the Old City of Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, June 28, 2014. The Muslim holy month begins this weekend, with Yemen starting a day before most other countries, and is marked by daily fasting from dawn to sunset.
A young Muslim girl attends an evening prayer called 'tarawih' marking the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, June 28, 2014. During Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk.

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