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A bomb explodes behind the al-Nuri mosque complex, as seen through a hole in the wall of a house, as Iraqi Special Forces move toward Islamic State militant positions in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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People celebrates Eid al-Fitr at Jama Masjid, in Old Delhi

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People leave through a gate of the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) after offering prayers, in New Delhi.

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People offering Namaz at Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr in New Delhi.

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People offering Namaz at Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr in New Delhi.

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People offering Namaz at Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr in New Delhi.

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Muslims gather to pray on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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Men praying at Jama Masjid at night during Ramadan, in Old Delhi.

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Iftar meal at the Jama Masjid during the holy month of Ramadan in old Delhi.

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Traditional Iftar (fast-breaking) at Jama Masjid during Ramadan, in Delhi.

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Traditional Iftar (fast-breaking) at the Jama Masjid during the holy month of Ramadan in old Delhi.

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Traditional Iftar (fast-breaking) at Jama Masjid during Ramadan, in Delhi.

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Jama Masjid during Ramadan, in Old Delhi.

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Jama Masjid at night during Ramadan, in Old Delhi.

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Muslims wait to break their fast at Iftaar during Ramadan at Jama Masjid (Mosque), in Ahmedabad.

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Old Delhi shrine of Sufi saint Sarmad Shaheed, prophet of borderless humanity

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Kashmiri Muslims offer prayer at the shrine of Shah-e-Hamdan during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar. Muslims across the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan, where they refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk.

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Muslims gather to break their fast on the first day of fasting holy month of Ramadan at Jama Masjid, in New Delhi.

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Muslims pray on the occasion of first day of fasting holy month of Ramadan at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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Moon is seen over Jama Masjid on the first day of fasting holy month of Ramadan, in New Delhi.

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Controversial Imam of Tipu Sultan Masjid Noor-Ur-Rahman Barkati talks to the media after offering 'Namaz' at the mosque, in Kolkata. Barkati was terminated as head cleric by the WAKF trustee for his alleged "Anti-National Statement" but he has refused to step down from his post.

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A woman offering prayers outside Jamia Masjid as state authorities disallowed Friday Prayers at the mosque, during restrictions imposed to maintain law and order following a strike call by joint Hurriyat Leadership against the killing of civilians in Pulwama during an encounter, in Srinagar.

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Politician and Indian film actress Jaya Prada offers prayers at Ajmer Sharif dargah, the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, in Ajmer.

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Congress leader Digvijaya Singh with his wife visit Ajmer Sharif Dargah which is the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, in Ajmer.

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Hazratbal Shrine Head cleric displays a Holy Relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammed, for the devotees gathered at the shrine in Srinagar on the frst Friday following Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi.

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Syrian troops and pro-government gunmen marching walk inside the destroyed Grand Umayyad mosque in the old city of Aleppo, Syria. Government forces and rebel fighters have fought to control the 12th century mosque in the last four years, until Syrian troops seized control of it this week. Syrian rebels said Tuesday that they reached a cease-fire deal with Moscow to evacuate civilians and fighters from eastern Aleppo, after the U.N. and opposition activists reported possible mass killings by government forces closing in on the rebels' last enclave.

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A view of illuminated shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti on the occasion of Eid-e- Milad-un-Nabi, in Ajmer.

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Survivors perform Friday prayer at a mosque badly damaged by Wednesday's earthquake in Tringgading, Aceh province, Indonesia. Over one hundred people were killed in the quake that hit the northeast of the province on Sumatra before dawn Wednesday. Hundreds of people were injured and thousands buildings destroyed or heavily damaged.

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A man surveys a damaged mosque after Wednesday's earthquake in Meureudu, Aceh province, Indonesia.

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A group of women activists enter the Haji Ali dargah in Mumbai afternoon after a series of legal battles and agitations for the last five years.

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Kashmiri Muslims offer prayers inside Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. Government forces took extra security measures as authorities allowed Friday prayers for the first time in more than four months at the main mosque, Jamia Masjid, in downtown Srinagar city.

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Security jawans stand guard outside the Jamia Masjid during strike, in Srinagar.

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CRPF jawans stand guard during curfew outside Jamia Masjid, in Srinagar.

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New Zealand PM John Key and his wife share a light moment at the Jama Masjid, in New Delhi.

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A family enjoys their time together outside the Muslim Shrine of Haji Ali Dargah, in Mumbai.

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A woman uses her mobile phone to take photographs outside the Muslim Shrine of Haji Ali Dargah, in Mumbai.

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Main door of Jamia Masjid or the Grand mosque is seen locked for the 12th consecutive Friday during a curfew, in Srinagar.

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A policeman works at the scene where a bomb exploded in front of the entrance of the Fatih Camii mosque, in Dresden, eastern Germany. Two bombs exploded in front of the mosque and an international congress building in Dresden the night before. Nobody was injured.

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A woman walks in front of the entrance of the Fatih Camii mosque in Dresden, Germany. Two bombs exploded in front of the mosque and an international congress building in Dresden the night before.

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Security personnel stand guard near Jamia Masjid during curfew in Srinagar.

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Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at Jama Masjid, in New Delhi.

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Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at Jama Masjid, in New Delhi.

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Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at Jama Masjid, in New Delhi.

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Egyptians try to catch balloons distributed for free after Eid Al-Adha prayers outside al-Seddik mosque in Cairo, Egypt.

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Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai

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People attend Friday prayers in Fatih mosque, Istanbul. Turkish lawmakers responded to an attempted coup by approving a three-month state of emergency that allows the government to extend detention times and issue decrees.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan leaves the mosque after attending a funeral for people killed while protesting against the attempted coup against Turkey's government, in Istanbul.

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Man offer prayers in the holy month of Ramadan at the Jama Masjid or Mosque in New Delhi.

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Men recite verses from the holy Quran at a Mosque, during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar, Kashmir.

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Palestinian women pray in front of the Dome of the Rock at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, during Ramzan, in Jerusalem's Old City.

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Supporters of Trupti Desai during a protest to oppose the ban on women's entry to the Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai.

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Rights activist Trupti Desai during a protest to oppose the ban on women's entry to the Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai.

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Pakistani pilgrims offer a holy Chaadar during the Urs festival at the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer.

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Shah Mosque, Isfahan
In 1598, Shah Abbas moved the Persian capital to Isfahan. Here, he commissioned a remarkable sequence of ambitious and beautiful religious and civic buildings.

Palestinian militants from the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, a military wing of Hamas, pray by the bodies of seven Hamas member killed repairing a tunnel during their funeral at a mosque in Gaza City.

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A policeman gestures as he patrols with a colleague at the historic Sultanahmet district after an explosion in Istanbul.

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Ambulances and firefighters gather near the city's landmark Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Blue Mosque after an explosion at Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet district, which is popular with tourists.

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Muslims pay tribute to Indian soldiers killed in the recent Pathankot air base attack, outside a mosque.

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Indian police detain Muslim activists of Darsgah Jihad-o-Shahadat (DJS) during a protest on the anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition in the old city of Hyderabad.

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An Indian Muslim man talks with policemen deployed as part of enhanced security to mark the anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition in the old city of Hyderabad. In 1992, tens of thousands of Hindu extremists ripped apart the16th century Babri mosque at Ayodhya in northern India as security forces watched. Hindus say it is the birthplace of their god Rama and contend a temple to him stood on the site before the mosque.

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Indian police detain Muslim activists of Darsgah Jihad-o-Shahadat (DJS) during a protest on the anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition in the old city of Hyderabad. In 1992, tens of thousands of Hindu extremists ripped apart the16th century Babri mosque at Ayodhya in northern India as security forces watched.

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Turkish citizens and tourists pray in the iconic Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque, in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul.

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Vice President Hamid Ansari plays the traditional Ramadan drum ''Bedug'' in Indonesia at Istiqlal mosque, Southeast Asia's largest,at Jakarta.

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Children greeting each other after offering prayers on the ocasion of Eid-al-Adha at Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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Muslim children jubilate at Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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Muslims offer prayers to mark the festival of Eid al-Adha at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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Shiite fighters, known as Houthis, gather outside the al-Balili mosque after two suicide bombings at the mosque during Eid al-Adha prayers in Sanaa, Yemen.

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Muslim pilgrims walk around around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Abdul Rahman Al Sudais, Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, visits Al-Noor specialist hospital, where victims of the crane accident at the Grand Mosque are being treated, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Cranes rise at the site of an expansion to the Grand Mosque as Muslim pilgrims circle counterclockwise around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Pilgrims and first responders gather at the site of a crane collapse that killed dozens inside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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A collapsed crane is seen over the Grand Mosque in Mecca on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.

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A towering construction crane, center, is seen collapsed over the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Muslim pilgrims walk around around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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This still image taken from video, shows the moment a crane collapses over the Grand Mosque in Mecca, killing dozens on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.

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A collapsed crane and emergency services vehicles are seen near the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

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Abdul Rahman Al Sudais, Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, talks to one of the victims of Friday's crane accident at the mosque while visiting Al-Noor specialist hospital in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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In this image released by the Saudi Interior Ministry’s General Directorate of Civil Defense, an area is cordoned off at the Grand Mosque in Mecca after a crane collapsed killing dozens. The accident happened as pilgrims from around the world converged on the city, Islam's holiest site, for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which takes place this month.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi paying obeisance at Hazratbal Shrine, in Srinagar, J&K.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque on the first day of his two-day visit to the UAE, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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A man offering namaz at Burah Masjid on the eve of holy month of Ramadan in Guwahati

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Bodies of people killed in a suicide attack during the noon prayer are covered in blankets in a mosque in Sanaa, Yemen. Triple suicide bombers hit a pair of mosques crowded with worshippers in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, causing heavy casualties, according to witnesses.

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Jame Masjid at Hazee Park in Dimapur

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Pakistani investigators and security officials look for evidence at a Shiite mosque in Shikarpur, Pakistan.

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A Palestinian pushes a tire during clashes with Israeli forces following a protest against Israeli restrictions to Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, at the Qalandia checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah. In recent weeks, police had barred Muslim men younger than 35 to try and quell violent protests by Palestinians, who have clashed with police in response to visits to the holy site by Jewish worshippers.

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A woman listens inside the Open Mosque, as she and other woman share the same area with men in Cape Town, South Africa. The Open Mosque was founded by Dr. Taj Hargey and is based on gender equality and non-sectarian Islamic rules - Christians and people from other religions are welcome and woman share the same area for prayers as men inside the mosque. Hargey claims it is the first of its kind in South Africa.

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A Palestinian walks on the rubble of Omar Ibn Abed Al-Aziz mosque, which was hit by an Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip.

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Palestinian children wash their faces for the preparation of the Friday prayers as they stand among the ruins and the fallen minaret of the Al-Sousi mosque that was destroyed in an Israeli strike at Shati refugee camp in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip

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Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah along with others offering Eid prayers at Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar.

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People greet each other after offering Eid prayers at Jama Masjid, in Delhi.

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People offer prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr at Jama Masjid, in Delhi.

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The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Mosque destroyed in an overnight Israeli strike, in Gaza City. Israel bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip, a Gaza police official said, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry launched a high-level effort to end two weeks of deadly fighting.

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A private security guard stands alert as people offer Friday prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore.

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Muslims offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad.

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Vice President Hamid Ansari and wife Salma Ansari with Imam Mohammad Yunus Ismaer (right) during a visit to the Great Mosque of Xi'an, in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China.

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Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a visit to Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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Barack Obama tours the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with the Grand Imam, right behind president Obama, and Abdul Rashid Bin Md Isa, left, in the Warrior Mausoleum, where two former prime ministers and two former deputy prime ministers are buried. The last American president to visit Malaysia was Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966.

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The Qibla wall at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque

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The majestic Sheikh Zayed Mosque

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