The world's one point two billion Muslims, around one-fifth of humanity on Monday began this year's observance of the Ramadan fasting season, regarded as one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith.
Yemeni man reads a copy of the Koran at the Great Mosque on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan, in the Old city of Sana''a, Yemen, 01 August 2011.(EPA)
A Palestinian boy plays with fireworks to celebrate the beginning of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City on 01 August 2011.(EPA)
Yemeni anti-government protesters pray as they hold the Iftar meal to break their fast on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan, in Sanaa, Yemen, 01 August 2011.(EPA)
An UAE police fire a cannon, as a signal for the end of the fasting day during Ramadan, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 01 August 2011.(EPA)
A picture made available on 01 August 2011 shows Saleh Tayseer (C), one of the leader of the Dar Al Salam mosque welcomeing Muslim men gathering inside the mosque for a joint prayer on the eve of the Muslims holy fasting month of Ramadan in Budapest, Hungary, 31 July 2011.(EPA)
A Kashmiri Muslim man cleansing a shrine in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 01 August 2011.(EPA)
A man reads the Koran on the first day of Ramadan while taking shelter from rain on a sidewalk in Lahore August 2, 2011.(Reuters)
A Nepalese Muslim reads the Koran on the second day of the month-long fasting during the holy month of Ramadan in Kathmandu August 2, 2011.(Reuters)
Children break fast at King Fahad Mosque on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Culver City, Los Angeles, California August 1, 2011.(Reuters)
A rebel fighter prays before breaking fast at the front line near the Libyan town of Zlitan, 160 km (100 miles) east of Tripoli, August 1, 2011.(Reuters)
Women prepare food for sale on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Utako district in Nigeria's capital Abuja August 1, 2011.(Reuters)
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Celebratory gunfire heard across Mindanao island following sighting of crescent marking end of Ramadan month of fasting
Muslims performed prayers at open grounds and parks that were filled with worshippers donning white attire.
President of the Addis Ababa Islamic Affairs Supreme Council called on the faithful to pursue peace in the country, blaming "foreign elements" and "non-Muslims" for recent clashes between Muslim protesters and police in the Ethiopian capital.
An ongoing Israeli offensive on the blockaded Gaza Strip also dominated the Muslim prayer
Addressing worshippers at the Al Zarah playground in Juba, Sheikh Juma Said Ali, the chairperson of Central Equatoria Muslim Council, called for peace and stability in South Sudan.
In the main sermon at Cairo's Al-Azhar mosque, the preacher called for supporting the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip
Saleh and incumbent President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi performed the prayer at the Al-Saleh mosque in the capital Sanaa.
Commodity price hikes in Juba have been exacerbated by the looming Muslim Eid holiday, local traders and shoppers say
Five countries – Oman, Morocco, Gabon, Tanzania and Azerbaijan - have so far announced that Eid al-Fitr will start on Tuesday
The feast is due to start on Monday in Gaza as well as in some other Islamic countries
Monday has been declared a national holiday by the Interior Ministry
The confusion was set earlier Saturday when JNI spokesman Khalid Abubakar said in a statement that Sunday could mark the start of Eid al-Fitr if the new moon was sighted.
Official figures suggest Muslims make up 12 percent of Malawi's 14 million while Muslim groups put the percentage at 36.
Three were hospitalized after a fire broke out in scaffolding.
The Indian Parliament was adjourned as lawmakers called for a debate on an incident in which right-wing Hindu politicians alleged forced a Muslim worker to break fast in Ramadan
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