Devotees throughout the world marked the beginning of Ramadan, a month of fasting that will end with Eid-ul-Fitr after sundown on May 1.
Muslim devotees offer prayers after the sighting of the crescent moon, on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque), in Ahmedabad.
Wilayah Mosque is lit up with the background of city skylines on the eve of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad, center, head of Pakistan's Moon Sighting Committee searches the sky with a telescope for the new moon that signals the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Muslims gather for a free public Iftar meal during the first day of Ramadan at Sheikh Abdul Qader Gilani mosque in Baghdad, Iraq.
A Lebanese Sunni man reads a Quran, the Muslim holy book, on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a mosque in Beirut, Lebanon.
A woman helps her daughter to put on a praying robe prior to the start of 'tarawih' an evening prayer marking the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.
A little girl looks on during evening prayer on the eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Women perform an evening prayer called 'tarawih' that marks the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.
People receive free food being distributed ahead of Iftar, the evening meal breaking the Ramadan fast, at the Abdul-Qadir al-Gailani mosque in Baghdad, Iraq.
People purchase dates from a roadside vendor, ahead of Ramadan, in Hyderabad
A man tries on a traditional cap in preparation for the upcoming Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in Peshawar, Pakistan.