Ramadan: Muslims observe first day of fasting (Photos)

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People around the world are marking the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which is determined by the lunar cycle and this year will run from 6 May.

Ramadan takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims believe the Koran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during this month.

Many Muslims will not eat or drink water during daylight for the month.

Muslims observing the first day of Ramadan in Iraq.
Indonesian Students observe first day of Ramadan
In Jordan, Muslims observe first day of Ramadan

Source: BBC NEWS

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