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In this aerial photo taken with a drone, pilgrims from the Mouride Brotherhood arrive at the Grand Mosque of Touba during the celebrations of the Grand Magal of Touba, in Senegal. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of people from the Mouride Brotherhood, an order of Sufi Islam, gather for the annual religious pilgrimage to celebrate the life and teachings of Cheikh Amadou Bamba, the founder of the brotherhood.

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The full moon rises behind the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul. Worshipers held the first Muslim prayers in 86 years inside the Istanbul landmark that served as one of Christendom's most significant cathedrals, a mosque and a museum before its conversion back into a Muslim place of worship on July 24, 2020. The conversion of the edifice, has led to an international outcry.

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Devotees offer afternoon prayers (Zuhar) while maintaining social distancing in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.

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A Kashmiri municipal worker sprays disinfectants as a precautionary measure against coronavirus inside a Muslim shrine in Srinagar,. Shrines and other religious places across the Jammu and Kashmir reopened for devotees on Sunday after remaining closed for almost five months due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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A worker sprays disinfectant as devotees arrive to offer prayers at Jama Masjid , during unlock 3.0, in Gurugram.

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People maintaining social distancing, offer namaz at Jumma Masjid on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, in Ahmedabad.

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People wearing protective masks as a precaution against infection from coronavirus, gather for the Eid al-Adha prayer inside the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, recently converted back to a mosque, in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul.

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A man adjusts the mask of his son as they wait to offer Eid al-Adha prayer at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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People take selfie after offering Eid al-Adha prayer at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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People wear masks as precaution against coronavirus and offer Eid al-Adha prayer at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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People wear masks as precaution against coronavirus and offer Eid al-Adha prayer at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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People wear masks as precaution against coronavirus and offer Eid al-Adha prayer at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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People offer namaz on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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People wear masks as precaution against coronavirus leaves after offering namaz at Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, in New Delhi.

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People on their way home after offering namaz at Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, in New Delhi.

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People wear masks as precaution against coronavirus and offer Eid al-Adha prayer at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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People offer namaz on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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People offer namaz on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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A trader waits for customers to sell his goats ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival, in New Delhi.

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A aerial view of Jama Masjid during Unlock 2.0, in New Delhi.

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A portion of Masjid Mubarak Begum collapses due to incessant rains, at Hauz Qazi Chowk in old Delhi.

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View of Jama Masjid as monsoon clouds hover in the sky, during Unlock 2.0, in New Delhi.

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Devotees pray inside the iconic Jama Masjid, after the mosque re-opened for public since its closure in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Old Delhi.

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An aerial view of the walled city area near Jama Masjid during Unlock 2.0, in New Delhi.

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A view of the mosque where two militants were hiding during an encounter with army soldiers, at Pampore in Pulwama District of South Kashmir. Both militants were killed without damage to the mosque.

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Devotees offer prayers at Moti Masjid during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Bhopal.

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Devotees perform ablution before offering Zohar namaz at Jama Masjid after the authorities permitted opening of all religious places with certain restrictions, during the fifth phase of COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi.

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A devotee arrives to offer 'Zohar namaz' at Jama Masjid after the authorities permitted opening of all religious places with certain restrictions, during the fifth phase of COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi.

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A police personnel conducts thermal screening of a devotee entering Jama Masjid, after authorities allowed reopening of all religious places with certain restrictions in the fifth phase of COVID-19 lockdown, in Old Delhi.

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A member of the Masjid committee marks the floor to help in maintaining social distancing at Machkhowa Pakka Masjid ahead of its re-opening for devotees, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Guwahati.

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A worker cleans the premises of Jama Masjid, ahead of its reopening, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Lucknow.

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People offer prayers at the Nakhoda Masjid during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata. The mosque will be fully opened for the devotees from tomorrow, June 8.

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A worker pastes stickers on a floor to help maintain the social distancing norms at Fatehpuri Masjid, during ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in New Delhi.

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A boy displays instructions to be followed at Fatehpuri Masjid ahead of its re-opening, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Social distancing and wearing masks, with some wearing gloves to guard against the new coronavirus, Muslim men pray at the Islamic Center of Greater Miami in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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Dark clouds gather in the sky over Jama Masjid during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Old Delhi.

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A worker pastes stickers on a floor to help maintain the social distancing norms while offering prayers at Jama Masjid, during ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Old Delhi.

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Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Vinay Katiyar comes out of the CBI Special Court after being summoned for questioning in the Babri mosque demolition case, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Lucknow.

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Muslim men pray next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city. The Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam, reopened early Sunday, following weeks of closure aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

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People pray spaced apart to help curb the spread of the coronavirus during a Friday prayer at the Al Barkah Grand Mosque in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. Muslims in some parts of Indonesia attended Friday prayers as mosques closed by the coronavirus for weeks were allowed to start reopening in the world's most populous Muslim nation.

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A view of Taj-Ul-Masajid wearing a deserted look as only a few people offered Eid-al-Fitr prayers there due to ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Bhopal.

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A man cleans a mosque ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr festival, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Guwahati.

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Jama Masjid wears a deserted look on Juma-tul-Wida (last Friday in the month of Ramzan) ahead of Eid al-Fitr, during the fourth phase of the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Security personnel stand guard outside Jama Masjid at Johari Bazar, a containment zone, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Jaipur.

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A view of the deserted historic Jama Masjid during the month of Ramadan amid countrywide lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, in Delhi.

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A view of the deserted historic Jama Masjid during the month of Ramadan amid countrywide lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, in Delhi.

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A view of the deserted historic Jama Masjid during the month of Ramadan amid countrywide lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, in Delhi.

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A view of the deserted historic Jama Masjid during the month of Ramadan amid countrywide lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, in Delhi.

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A devout offers prayers in a mosque, alone due to ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, on the third Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, in Srinagar.

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A worshipper has her temperature checked to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus as she enters the Tehran University mosque to pray on Laylat al-Qadr, or the night of destiny, during holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Tehran, Iran. On Tuesday authorities allowed mosques temporarily reopen for limited hours up to two hours strictly observing health and social procedures to prevent spreading the disease, in the predominantly Shiite country for three continuous nights from Tuesday which people believe the Laylat al-Qadr night happens either on 19th, 21st or 23rd of the holy month of Ramadan. Laylat al-Qadr is the night when Muslims believe the Quran was first revealed to prophet Muhammad.

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A bird's-eye view of the Jama Masjid in Delhi.

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A bird's-eye view of the Jama Masjid in Delhi.

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A bird's-eye view of the Jama Masjid in Delhi.

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The historic Jama Masjid stands empty.

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Here's a bird's eye-view of the mosque during the lockdown.

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With the lockdown in place , this is a Ramzan without the usual gatherings at Jama Masjid.

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The month of Ramzan lacks the usual festive atmosphere as people are staying indoors.

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People have been asked to offer prayers at home and avoid going to mosques due to the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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However, this year, the Jama Masjid wears a deserted look.

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Every year, the celebrations at Jama Masjid during the holy month of Ramzan, are a sight to behold.

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The courtyard of the mosque can accommodate more than 25000 people.

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The Jama Masjid of Delhi is one of the largest mosques in India.

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Jama Masjid wears a deserted look during Friday prayers amid a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi.

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People offer Friday prayers at Jama Masjid during the holy month of Ramadan, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in old Delhi.

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People offer Friday prayers at Jama Masjid during the holy month of Ramadan, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in old Delhi.

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Jama Masjid wears a deserted look during the ongoing holy fasting month of Ramzan, amid a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Old Delhi.

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People pray at the Begova mosque in Sarajevo, Bosnia. After nearly two months in lockdown, mosques in Bosnia have reopened to believers celebrating the islamic holy month of Ramadan, who can attend three daytime prayers as long as they observe social distancing rules and use protective equipment.

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People offer Friday prayers maintain social distance at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan. The government imposed a nationwide lockdown to try to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus.

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A view of the historic Jama Masjid on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in old Delhi.

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A view of the historic Jama Masjid on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in old Delhi.

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A Muslim man offers Friday prayers at Jama Masjid during the holy month of Ramadan, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in old Delhi.

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Police personnel patrol the Jama Masjid, which is closed for prayers amid concerns over COVID-19 pandemic despite the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, in Prayagraj.

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Kashmiri Muslims pray outside the closed gate of a Sufi shrine in Srinagar during the lockdown. The government has imposed strict restrictions across the Valley in view of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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The grand old mosque of Srinagar, Jamia Masjid, has been locked in view of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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The personnel of Jammu and Kashmir Police manning the road outside shrine of Hazrat Mir Syed Ali Hamdani in Srinagar. The entire Kashmir valley is under a strict lockdown in view of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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A view of otherwise busy Khankha shrine in Srinagar's Old City. The mosques and shrines have been locked down to avoid the gathering of the people.The entire Kashmir valley is under a strict lockdown in view of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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A woman outside a mosque in Srinagar asks for alms during the ongoing lockdown that has been imposed in view of the Coronavirus pandemic. The government has imposed strict lockdown across the Valley. The mosques and shrines have been locked down to avoid the gathering of the people.

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An illuminated view of Jama Masjid on the first day of holy month of Ramzan, in New Delhi.

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An illuminated view of one of the minarets of Jama Masjid in the backdrop of a moon on the first day of holy month of Ramzan, in New Delhi

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Jama Masjid wears a deserted look on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramzan, amid unprecedented circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic and a nationwide lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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A security personnel stands guard outside Jamia Masjid, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramzan, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Srinagar.

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A view of closed Khanqah-e-Moula shrine, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramzan, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Srinagar. The government and religious authorities have urged people to pray the congregational Taravih (extended night prayers in month of Ramadan) and congregational Friday prayers at home.

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Muslim men attend prayer despite concerns of the new coronavirus outbreak during the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. Millions of Muslims have started the holiest month on the Islamic calendar under the coronavirus lockdown or strict social restrictions, deepening their anxiety over the disease.

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Devotees maintain social distance as they offer prayers at a mosque, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramzan, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Jalandhar.

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People pray outside the closed gate of a Muslim shrine during lockdown in Srinagar. As governments around the world try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, India has launched one of the most draconian social experiments in history, locking down its entire population, including an estimated 176 million people who struggle to survive on $1.90 a day or less.

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Some among 30 people who were arrested by the police being taken into judicial custody after their screening at a quarantine centre in Prayagraj. 30 people including Professor Mohammad Shahid of Allahabad University and 16 foreign Jamatis were arrested on Monday night.

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Rescue workers spray disinfectant in the courtyard of a mosque in an effort to contain the coronavirus ahead of Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Ramadan begins with the new moon later this week, Muslims all around the world are trying to work out how to maintain the many cherished rituals of Islam's holiest month.

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People attend evening prayers while maintaining a level of social distancing to help avoid the spread of the coronavirus, at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's government bowed to demands by religious leaders and agreed to keep mosques open during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

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A man locks the gate of a dargah in Tipu Nagar area, identified as a COVID-19 hotspot, during the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Bengaluru.

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People staying inside the Athgaon Kabaristan Masjid being taken to a hospital for COVID-19 tests during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Guwahati.

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People staying inside the Athgaon Kabaristan Masjid being taken to a hospital for COVID-19 tests during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Guwahati.

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Imam of Eyup Sultan Mosque, Hasan Tok, right, and Imam Metin Cakar, left, hold a prayer for coronavirus in Istanbul. After the fifth and final call to prayer of the day in Muslim Turkey, imams around the country have been asked to perform an additional prayer asking for God's mercy and protection during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Calls echoed across the city of Istanbul, Turkey's largest, where thousands of people have been infected with the virus.

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Jama Masjid wears a deserted look during Friday prayers amid a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi.

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Unmasked worshippers offer Friday prayers at a mosque during a lockdown to to help stop the spread of the coronavirus in Peshawar, Pakistan. Some mosques were allowed to remain open in Pakistan on Friday, the Muslim sabbath when adherents gather for weekly prayers, even as the coronavirus pandemic spread and much of the country had shut down.

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Jama Masjid wears a deserted look during Friday prayers amid a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi.

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Migrant labourers take shelter at a mosque, during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Shimla

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Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari talks to a reporter at the Jama Masjid during the 21-day lockdown across the country, in New Delhi. Muslim devotees were urged to offer prayers at their homes and practice social distancing in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

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A row of devotees offer Friday prayers at the historic Makkah Masjid, despite the Ulamas appeal for people to stay home in the wake of the spread of Covid-19, in Hyderabad.

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A man walks under a umbrella near the main gate of historical Jamia Masjid locked for the congregational Friday prayers, during 3rd day of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic, in Srinagar.

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People maintain social distance as they offer Friday prayers from the roof of a residential building, during day-3 of a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Ranchi.

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