Ramazan 2019 around the World in Pictures

Children play as Muslim people pray on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at the Istiqlal Grand Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. PHOTO: AFP
Children play as Muslim people pray on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at the Istiqlal Grand Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. PHOTO: AFP

 

Muslims across the world are preparing for Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, which is calculated on the sighting of the new moon, and during which they fast from dawn until dusk.

 

3.Muslim people pray on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at the Istiqlal Grand Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. PHOTO: AFP

Muslim people pray on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at the Istiqlal Grand Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. PHOTO: AFP

 

An Iraqi man prepares sweets, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in a sweet shop in Najaf, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

An Iraqi man prepares sweets, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in a sweet shop in Najaf, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

 

An Indonesian observatory officer checks a telescope before looking for the moon to mark the start of Islam's holy month of Ramadan, at Lhoknga beach in Aceh province. PHOTO: AFP

An Indonesian observatory officer checks a telescope before looking for the moon to mark the start of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, at Lhoknga beach in Aceh province. PHOTO: AFP

 

Muslim people pray on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Surabaya, Indonesia. PHOTO: AFP

Muslim people pray on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Surabaya, Indonesia. PHOTO: AFP

 

People shop ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a wholesale market in Najaf, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

People shop ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a wholesale market in Najaf, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

 

Dates are being sold at a market, ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt. PHOTO: REUTERS

Dates are being sold at a market, ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt. PHOTO: REUTERS

 

Muslims buy dates at a market in preparation for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi, Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP

Muslims buy dates at a market in preparation for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Karachi, Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP

 

A man bargains with a dates seller at the Bahrain Central Market, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Manama, Bahrain. PHOTO: REUTERS

A man bargains with a dates seller at the Bahrain Central Market, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Manama, Bahrain. PHOTO: REUTERS

 

5.Iraqi Shia Muslims visit holy places, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Najaf, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

Iraqi Shia Muslims visit holy places, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Najaf, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

 

People shop ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a wholesale market in Najaf, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

People shop ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a wholesale market in Najaf, Iraq. PHOTO: REUTERS

 

A muslim man prays during a noon prayer before the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a mosque in Kunming, Yunnan province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

A Muslim man prays during a noon prayer before the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a mosque in Kunming, Yunnan province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

Muslim women chat outside a mosque before the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Kunming, Yunnan province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

Muslim women chat outside a mosque before the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Kunming, Yunnan province, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

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