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Muslim women perform an evening prayer, called tarawih, marking the eve of Ramadan at the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 20, 2012.
Across the world Muslims are dedicating time to prayer, Quran reciting and fasting from dawn to dusk during the Islamic month of Ramadan.
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Injured Syrian men, who said their injuries were inflicted by Syrian security forces during the violence in their country, pray at a shelter in Amman, Jordan on July 20.
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Muslims attend Friday prayers at the courtyard of a housing estate in east London on July 20.
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Palestinian women pray outside the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City on July 20. Israeli police said Palestinian males over the age of 40 would be permitted to enter the compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday.
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Pakistanis attend the daily Asr prayer, or afternoon prayer, in Islamabad on July 20.
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A man vacuums before Friday prayer at the Houda Mosque in Algiers on July 20.
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