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In pictures: Muslims around the world gear up for Ramadan

July 8, 2013

A Palestinian shop owner displays lanterns in the old city of Jerusalem ahead of Ramadan. Ahmad Gharabli / AFP Photo
A Palestinian shop owner displays lanterns in the old city of Jerusalem ahead of Ramadan. Ahmad Gharabli / AFP Photo
Palestinian women walk in front of parasols placed outside the Dome of Rock, at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. Ahmad Gharbali / AFP Photo
Palestinian women walk in front of parasols placed outside the Dome of Rock, at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. Ahmad Gharbali / AFP Photo
An Afghan worker carries traditional 'jelabi' sweets from a factory in Herat. Aref Karimi / AFP Photo
An Afghan worker carries traditional 'jelabi' sweets from a factory in Herat. Aref Karimi / AFP Photo
A Pakistani labourer pulls a cart loaded with mangoes. Aamir Qureshi / AFP Photo
A Pakistani labourer pulls a cart loaded with mangoes. Aamir Qureshi / AFP Photo
A vendor displays bananas at his stall in Mogadishu. Feisal Omar / Reuters
A vendor displays bananas at his stall in Mogadishu. Feisal Omar / Reuters
Brunei's Islamic religious officers perform "rukyah", the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan, in Bandar Seri Bebawan. Ahim Rani / Reuters
Brunei's Islamic religious officers perform 'rukyah', the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan, in Bandar Seri Bebawan. Ahim Rani / Reuters
A shopkeeper in Indonesia arranges headscarfs. Tatan Syuflana / AP Photo
A shopkeeper in Indonesia arranges headscarfs. Tatan Syuflana / AP Photo
An official from Malaysia's Islamic authority performs Rukyah, the sighting of the new moon, at KL Tower in Kuala Lumpur. Daniel Chan / AP Photo
An official from Malaysia's Islamic authority performs Rukyah, the sighting of the new moon, at KL Tower in Kuala Lumpur. Daniel Chan / AP Photo
Indonesian children and elder Muslim men look to the skies for a new moon from the rooftop of the Al Hidayah Basmol mosque in Jakarta today. Romeo Gacad / AFP Photo
Indonesian children and elder Muslim men look to the skies for a new moon from the rooftop of the Al Hidayah Basmol mosque in Jakarta today. Romeo Gacad / AFP Photo
A vendor arranges his fruit and vegetables at ther popular market in Al Hussein Palestinian refugee camp in Amman. Majed Jaber / Reuters
A vendor arranges his fruit and vegetables at ther popular market in Al Hussein Palestinian refugee camp in Amman. Majed Jaber / Reuters

A vendor waits for customers at a prayer-beads shop, in Peshawar, Pakistan. EPA / BILAWAL ARBAB
A vendor waits for customers at a prayer-beads shop, in Peshawar, Pakistan. EPA / BILAWAL ARBAB
Indonesian Muslims prepare to sight the new moon from the rooftop of the Al-Hidayah Basmol mosque in Jakarta. AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD
Indonesian Muslims prepare to sight the new moon from the rooftop of the Al-Hidayah Basmol mosque in Jakarta. AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD
A Palestinian man hangs decorations at the entrance to the compound of The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City. REUTERS / Ammar Awad
A Palestinian man hangs decorations at the entrance to the compound of The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City. REUTERS / Ammar Awad
A Palestinian man sits next to decorations at the entrance to the compound of The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City July. REUTERS / Ammar Awad
A Palestinian man sits next to decorations at the entrance to the compound of The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City July. REUTERS / Ammar Awad
A Sudanese man prepares his shop for Ramadan shopping at a market in Khartoum, Sudan. AP Photo / Abd Raouf
A Sudanese man prepares his shop for Ramadan shopping at a market in Khartoum, Sudan. AP Photo / Abd Raouf
A Pakistani vendor arranges dates at his stall at a fruit market ahead of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Islamabad. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI
A Pakistani vendor arranges dates at his stall at a fruit market ahead of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Islamabad. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI
Women buy ripe mangoes and other fruits at a stall in Somalia's capital Mogadishu as Muslims prepare for the fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS / Feisal Omar
Women buy ripe mangoes and other fruits at a stall in Somalia's capital Mogadishu as Muslims prepare for the fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS / Feisal Omar