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Muslim boys pray before eating 'aftari' (or iftar), the evening meal with fruits, vegetables and sweets, which breaks their daily fasting routine during Ramadan at the Jamia school in Kathmandu, Nepal, 21 July 2012.
(A view of a dish of 'aftari' (or iftar), the evening meal with fruits, vegetables and sweets, as Muslim schoolboys wait to break their daily fasting routine during Ramadan at the Jamia school in Kathmandu, Nepal, 21 July 2012.)(EPA)
Around 30 students from within the country as well as from neighboring India are accommodated at the Islamic Jamia Gaushia Ahsanual Barkat boys' school, many of them coming from poor families.
(An elderly Muslim kitchen staff eats 'aftari' (or iftar), the evening meal which breaks the fast during Ramadan at the Jamia school in Kathmandu, Nepal, 21 July 2012.) (EPA)
The fasting month of Ramadan is a testing time for the students who have to find the concentration to study on an empty stomach because they have to refrain from consuming food, drinking water and smoking.
(Muslim schoolboy Mohamad Saddam, aged 14, calls for the evening prayer during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan at the Jamia school in Kathmandu, Nepal, 27 July 2012.) (EPA)
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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.
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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.
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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
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