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Outside looking in: three views of the last Friday of Ramadan

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A Palestinian boy peeks through a gap in a wall from behind which Palestinian women try to cross to Jerusalem at a checkpoint in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, August 26.

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Bangladeshi Muslims offer Jummat-Ul-Vida prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan outside the National Mosque of Bangladesh, Baitul Mukarram in Dhaka on August 26, ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival. The three-day festival, which begins after the sighting of a new crescent moon, marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, during which devout Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk.

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A Thai Muslim boy reads the Quran as he attends the last Friday prayer of Ramadan at the Central Mosque in the southern city of Pattani, Thailand, on August 26. The holy month of Ramadan is recording a spike in attacks by suspected Muslim separatist insurgents in the Thai restive south with a roadside blast which killed at least five security officers on August 26 in the neighbouring province of Narathiwat.

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