The world bows in prayer as the holy month of Ramadan begins

 The world bows in prayer as the holy month of Ramadan begins

Indonesian Muslims attend Ramadan tarawih prayer at Al Markaz Al Islami mosque in Makassar, Indonesia, June 17, 2015. Reuters

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Residents scramble to take food during the Festival Apem held ahead of the holy month of Ramadan in Jombang, Indonesia's East Java province. Reuters

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Women arrive for tarawih prayers the night before Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Reuters

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Members of Pakistan's moon sighting committee perform evening prayers after they tried to look for the new moon that will mark the start of Ramadan, from Pakistan's Meteorological Department (PMD) building in Karachi, Pakistan. In Pakistan, the first fasting day of Ramadan is likely to fall on Friday, PMD said, as the new moon was not sighted in any of four provinces of the country on Wednesday. Reuters

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Migrants prays for the start of ramadan as they wait to cross the French border from Italy on June 17, 2015 in Ventimiglia, Italy. Some 200 migrants from Africa are being blocked by French authorities from entering France. Getty Images

Updated Date: Jun 18, 2015 11:39:25 IST