Observing the Holy Month of Ramadan as presented by: Sacramento Bee

Muslims around the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan which runs this year from Aug. 1 to Aug. 30. During Ramadan, observant Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn to dusk. An Indian Muslim prays after breaking the Ramadan fast at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi, India, Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. Muslims around the world are marking the holy fasting month of Ramadan, where the devout fast from dawn until dusk. Students attend an afternoon prayer at an Islamic boarding school in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. An Indonesian Muslim man reads the Quran during the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadhan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 1, 2011.

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