Millions of Muslims around the world will mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan on Monday, a time marked by intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts.
Above: A Muslim man uses his made-self tools to look at the position of the moon to check the start of Ramadan at Jerman beach, Indonesia, on June 5, 2016.
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Muslims attend the Ramadan tarawih prayer at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia on June 5. Local media in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, said Muslims there would begin fasting Monday after spotting the new moon on Sunday evening. Muslims in Singapore, Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan and the Palestinian territories, among others will begin the same day.
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A Pakistani tries on a new prayer cap, in Peshawar, Pakistan, on June 4. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the Koran's first verse was revealed during its last 10 nights.
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An Indonesian girl reads a copy of the Koran on the first day of Ramadan at a mosque in Tangerang on June 6. The faithful spend the month of Ramadan in mosques for evening prayers known as "taraweeh," while free time during the day is often spent reading the Quran and listening to religious lectures.
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A Palestinian candy vendor makes a traditional special sweet for the month of Ramadan, at his shop in the West Bank on June 5.
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A general view of the Damascus gate of Jerusalem is empty during the breakfast time of the first day of Ramadan on June 6.
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Muslims gather around the Kaaba inside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on June 6.
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Thai Muslims gather to spot the first crescent of the moon marking the start of Ramadan in the province of Yala on June 5.
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An Egyptian police officer patrols El-Moez Street in Fatimid Cairo, as people mark the first day of Ramadan in Egypt on June 5.
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Lebanese girls hold traditional lanterns during street performances celebrating Ramadan, in Sidon, Lebanon on June 4.
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Muslims break their fast at Sultanahmet in Istanbul on June 6.
The new crescent moon above the Margala Hills marks the beginning of the of Ramadan in Islamabad on June 6.
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