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Prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan

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Bangladeshi Muslims offer prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan at the National Mosque of Bangladesh, Baitul Mukarram in Dhaka on Aug. 17, 2012 ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival.

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A Muslim worshipper cries as he prays in front of the national mosque on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh Aug.17.

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Pakistani Muslims offer Jummat-ul-Vida, last Friday prayers during the holy month of Ramadan at the grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on Aug. 17.

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Israeli border police officers on duty stand by as female Palestinian worshippers cross from the Kalandia checkpoint outside Ramallah into Jerusalem to attend the last Friday prayer of Ramadan in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Aug. 17.

Muslim devotees took part in the last Friday prayers ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of the month of Ramadan. 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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