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People take part in Eid al-Fitr prayers at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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People head for morning prayers at the Shah-e Doh Shamshira mosque on Eid-al-Fitr in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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The red sandstone mosque to the west of the Taj

Juhi Saklani

The Gazi Husrev-begova Mosque

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Muslims pray at Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad during Ramadan.

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Iranian men recite verses of the Quran during the holy month of Ramadan in a mosque in Tehran, Iran.

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A mosque at Badami

Varun Sreenivasan

Masjid-e-Ala

Varun Sreenivasan

This combination of two citizen journalist images provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows at left: the damaged famed 12th century Umayyad mosque without the minaret, background right corner, which was destroyed by the shelling, in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria, and at right, an undated view of the mosque with is minaret still intact. President Bashar Assad's regime and anti-government activists traded blame for the attack against the Umayyad mosque, which occurred in the heart Aleppo's walled Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was the second time in just over a week that a historic Sunni mosque in Syria has been seriously damaged.

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Hundreds of Afghans wait to see the holy flag at the Kart-e Sakhi mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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An inner chamber of the Safed Masjid

Sankar Sridhar

Indonesian workers climb the dome of a mosque's construction site in Aceh Besar, Aceh province, Indonesia.

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Makeshift structure that came up after the Babri demolition

Jitender Gupta

Blood is seen on the floor of a mosque as Shiite Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession marking Ashura, in New Delhi. Muharram is a month of mourning for Shiite Muslims in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.

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Pakistani men attend Eid al-Adha prayers in a Mosque in Peshwar, Pakistan.

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Egyptian Sheikh Hassan Saeed al-Sakandarany teaches worshippers how to recite from the Quran at the Amr Ibn Al-As mosque in Cairo, Egypt, during the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting.

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A Muslim cleans his feet before joining others offering prayers at the site where the ruins of an ancient Mughal-era Akbarabadi mosque is believed to have been discovered recently in New Delhi.

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Muslims offer prayer at a site where the ruins of an ancient Mughal-era Akbarabadi mosque is believed to have been discovered recently, in New Delhi.

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Tipu Sultan Mosque, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata. This is one of the 178 images recently discovered in the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) in Edinburgh, which date back to around 1912, showing life on the subcontinent at the high point of the British Raj.

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The Blue Mosque, lit up at night

The world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa is seen behind a minaret in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Mohammed al-Qubaisi, Dubai's top Muslim cleric, has said that Burj Khalifa residents living above the 80th floor should wait two additional minutes to break their dawn-to-dusk fast while those above the 150th floor must wait three extra minutes because they will be able to see the sun longer than those on the ground.

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Kashmiri Muslims offer prayers on the 6th day of the fasting month of holy Ramzan at the Shrine of Khanqh-e- Moula in Srinagar.

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Afghan boys read the Quran during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in the city of Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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A Muslim looks at the illuminated Jama Mosque on the first day of Ramadan, in New Delhi.

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Chinese Hui Muslim men read the Quran, Islam's holy book, on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Niujie Mosque in Beijing.

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Members of the Uyghur ethnic minority walk past a Muslim mosque near the Erduoqiao neighborhood in Urumqi in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. China blamed Muslim extremists trained in Pakistan for launching one of two deadly weekend attacks in a troubled far western region, while overseas activists feared the government could respond by cracking down on ethnic Uighurs widely blamed for the unrest.

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A view of illuminated Jama Masjid ahead of the holy month of Ramzan in New Delhi.

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Devotees of Dawoodi Bohra community offer prayer on the first day of the holy month Ramzan in a mosque in Bhopal.

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Muslim pilgrims offer Friday prayers on the last day of Urs at Ajmer. The Urs is observed to mark the death anniversary of sufi saint khwaja moinuddin chishti, known for his philosophy on religious tolerance.

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Tile-Wali-Masjid (Mosque) illuminated on the eve of prophet Mohammad's birth anniversary in old city of Lucknow.

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Friday prayers at the site of a razed Mosque in New Delhi. According to news reports, the mosque built "illegally" on DDA land, was demolished by it acting on a court order on Jan 12

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Friday prayers at the site of a razed Mosque in New Delhi. According to news reports, the mosque built "illegally" on DDA land, was demolished by it acting on a court order on Jan 12.

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Muslims break police barricades near a site of a razed Mosque in New Delhi. According to news reports, the mosque built "illegally" on a civic body land, was demolished by it acting on a court order on Jan 12

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People arrive to offer prayers at the site of a mosque demolished by authorities at Jangpur B-Block in New Delhi

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Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav with Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari at a meeting at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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Policemen stand guard as Muslims walk at the site of a razed Mosque in New Delhi. According to DDA officials, the religious structure was built illegally on DDA land and was demolished after a committee approved it.

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Two women look out from the window of their house as Muslims offer Friday prayers at the site of the razed Mosque in New Delhi. According to DDA officials, the religious structure was built illegally on DDA land and was demolished after a committee approved it.

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Muslims offer Friday prayers outside a police station to protest against the demolition of a mosque in New Delhi. According to DDA officials, the religious structure was built illegally on DDA land and was demolished after a committee approved it.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

Muslims arrive to protest and to offer Friday prayers at the site of a razed Mosque in New Delhi. According to DDA officials, the religious structure was built illegally on DDA land and was demolished after a committee approved it.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

Jama Masjid chief cleric Syed Ahmed Bukhari, left wearing sunglasses, prepares to offer Friday prayers at the site of a razed Mosque in New Delhi. According to DDA officials, the religious structure was built illegally on DDA land and was demolished after a committee approved it.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

Muslims remove the Delhi Development Authority board at the razed Mosque site, in New Delhi. According to DDA officials, the religious structure was built illegally on DDA land and was demolished after a committee approved it.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

Protestors offer namaz (prayer), as they block traffic near the site of a religious structure that was demolished by DDA in New Delhi.

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Protesters block traffic near the site of a religious structure that was demolished by DDA in New Delhi. Police lobbed teargas shells and used force to disperse scores of people protesting the demolition of the 'illegal' religious structure in south-east Delhi, according to news reports. Backdrop is an unrelated heritage monument.

AP Photo/Gurinder Osan

Muslims from several countries including Iran, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, pray during the 63rd international Muslim congregation "Alami Tabilgi Ijtema" at Gansipura near Bhopal.

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Kashmiri Muslim women raise their hands as the head priest, unseen, displays a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammad, during special prayers to commemorate the death anniversary of Uthman, the third Caliph of Islam, at Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar.

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Pakistani Muslims offer Eid al Adha prayers at a central mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan.

AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad

Muslims pray in the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla Mosque during morning prayers for Eid al-Adha in New Delhi. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, or feast of sacrifice by slaughtering sheep and cattle in remembrance of Abraham's near-sacrifice of his son.

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Muslims pray at the Jama Masjid mosque, one of India's largest, during morning prayers on Eid al-Adha in New Delhi. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, or feast of sacrifice by slaughtering sheep and cattle in remembrance of Abraham's near-sacrifice of his son.

AP Photo/Kevin Frayer

A Muslim beggar waits for alms outside the Jama Masjid mosque, one of India's largest, during morning prayers on Eid al-Adha in New Delhi. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, or feast of sacrifice by slaughtering sheep and cattle in remembrance of Abraham's near-sacrifice of his son.

AP Photo/Kevin Frayer

Birds fly past the Jama Masjid mosque, one of India's largest, before morning prayers on Eid al-Adha in New Delhi. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, or feast of sacrifice by slaughtering sheep and cattle in remembrance of Abraham's near-sacrifice of his son.

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Kashmiri people offering Friday Prayers inside the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. The masjid was opened for Friday prayers after six weeks.

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The Charminar area by night

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People listen to the reaction of Jama Masjid head priest on Ayodhya verdict, before offering Friday prayers at Jama Masjid, in New Delhi.

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Muslims wait for the speech of Jama Masjid head priest on Sept 30, 2010, Ayodhya verdict, at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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Afghan men pray in a street next to a mosque as pigeons are seen in the foreground in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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A Muslim looks on as monsoon clouds hover over the Jama Masjid, one of India's biggest mosques in Delhi. India is experiencing an excessive rainfall this season after a drought last year.

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Muslims arrive for prayers at Jama Masjid, one of India's biggest mosques in Delhi.

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A tourist sits near at the Jama Masjid in Delhi.

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A Police officer stands guard near Jama Masjid, one of India's biggest mosques, in Delhi. Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot and injured two Taiwanese tourists Sunday near Jama Masjid. A news report says Indian Mujahideen terror group has threatened to attack the Commonwealth Games which open in two weeks in the Indian capital.

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Police officers guard the entrance of Jama Masjid, one of India's biggest mosques, in Delhi. Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot and injured two Taiwanese tourists Sunday near Jama Masjid. A news report says Indian Mujahideen terror group has threatened to attack the Commonwealth Games which open in two weeks in the Indian capital.

AP Photo/Anupam Nath

Police officers guard the entrance of Jama Masjid, one of India's biggest mosques, in Delhi. Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot and injured two Taiwanese tourists Sunday near Jama Masjid. A news report says Indian Mujahideen terror group has threatened to attack the Commonwealth Games which open in two weeks in the Indian capital.

AP Photo/Anupam Nath

Pigeons fly at Jama Masjid, one of India's biggest mosques, in Delhi. Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot and injured two Taiwanese tourists Sunday near Jama Masjid. A news report says Indian Mujahideen terror group has threatened to attack the Commonwealth Games which open in two weeks in the Indian capital.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

An Indian Muslim looks on as sculptures are displayed outside an antique shop near Jama Masjid, one of India's biggest mosques, in Delhi. Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot and injured two Taiwanese tourists Sunday near Jama Masjid. A news report says Indian Mujahideen terror group has threatened to attack the Commonwealth Games which open in two weeks in the Indian capital.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

People look on from Jama Masjid, one of India's biggest mosques, in Delhi.Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot and injured two Taiwanese tourists Sunday near Jama Masjid. A news report says Indian Mujahideen terror group has threatened to attack the Commonwealth Games which open in two weeks in the Indian capital.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

Police officers guard the entrance of Jama Masjid, one of India's biggest mosques, in Delhi. Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot and injured two Taiwanese tourists Sunday near Jama Masjid. A news report says Indian Mujahideen terror group has threatened to attack the Commonwealth Games which open in two weeks in the Indian capital.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

Foreign tourists wait as policemen stand guard outside Jama Masjid, one of India's biggest mosques, in New Delhi. Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot and injured two Taiwanese tourists Sunday near Jama Masjid. A news report says Indian Mujahideen terror group has threatened to attack the Commonwealth Games which open in two weeks in the Indian capital.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

Pastor Terry Jones is surrounded by reporters as he arrives at Laguardia airport in New York. The pastor who had earlier threatened to burn hundres of copies of the Koran has finally cancelled his plans to do so and is in New York hoping to persuade the shifting of the 'Ground Zero' Mosque

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An elderly Kashmiri Muslim cries as he offers Eid al-Fitr prayers in Srinagar. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. The Kashmir valley has seen near-daily demonstrations and clashes between protesters and security forces in the past three months which has claimed dozens of lives.

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Muslims offer prayers at a mosque on Eid al-Fitr in Ahmadabad. Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Ferozshah Kotla mosque in New Delhi. Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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It rained during Eid al-Fitr at the Jama Masjid mosque. Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.

AP Photo/Anupam Nath

Matt Skye of New York, left, and Herbert Silver of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, discuss their views near the proposed mosque and Islamic community center near ground zero in New York.

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The dargah, seen from the north face

Jitender Gupta

A Muslim boy holds an umbrella and sits with others to offer Friday prayers, during Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

Bound in error The Islamic centre, which includes a mosque, is not planned on Ground Zero. But millions believe it is.

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Abdul Malik, center, an American Muslim from Philadelphia, and Matt Sky, right, a Web developer from Manhattan, N.Y., stand in front of a proposed site for an Islamic cultural centre as they explain their support for its construction to passers-by in New York. "I am mad that Muslims are being slandered," said Malik, responding to opponents of the center concerned about its proximity to the World Trade Center site.

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Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf addresses guests at an iftar dinner hosted by the U.S. Embassy's deputy chief of mission Stephanie Williams, unseen, at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Saar, Bahrain, west of the capital Manama. Rauf, the imam leading plans for an Islamic centre near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks on New York, spoke as other guests broke their daylong Ramadan fast with dates and water. He is on a U.S. government-funded tour to talk about religious tolerance in America.

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People participate in a rally against a proposed mosque and Islamic community centre near ground zero in New York

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A Kashmiri reads the holy Quran inside the shrine of Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani, a scholar who travelled from Iraq to Kashmir to spread Islam, in Srinagar. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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President Barack Obama hosts an iftar dinner, the meal that breaks the dawn-to-dusk fast for Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan, in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington. For over a billion Muslims, Ramadan is a time of intense devotion and reflection. Obama emphasised the American tenet of religious freedom just as New York City is immersed in a deeply sensitive debate about whether a mosque should be built near the site of the World Trade Center that was destroyed during the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

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A child plays with a toy gun as elders offer Friday prayers at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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Worshippers walk down stairs after evening prayers at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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Afghans gather inside the mosque in Khost, eastern Afghanistan, where a bomb exploded and seriously wounded a candidate in upcoming parliamentary elections Mawlvi Saydullah and at least 16 other people, according to local officials. The candidate, Mawlvi Saydullah, was making a speech inside the mosque in Mando Zayi district when the blast went off.

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An Indonesian man prays at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta. People in the world's most populous Muslim nation have been facing Africa, not Mecca, while praying. Indonesia's highest Islamic body acknowledged on Monday that it made a mistake when issuing an edict in March saying the holy city in Saudi Arabia was to the country's west. It has since asked followers to shift direction slightly northward during their daily prayers.

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Muezzin’s call Worshippers at the Dhuri mosque; below, Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims at the mosque site

Tribhuvan Tiwari

Volunteers and people gather outside Garhi Shahu mosque after an attack in Lahore, Pakistan. Two mosques, at Garhi Shahu and Model Town, packed with hundreds of people from the minority Ahmadi sect, were the targets of the siege leading to a standoff with police, killing scores of people.

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The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat.

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Kabul

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Fireworks are seen over the main Mosque in Grozny, Chechnya. Muslims celebrate Prophet Mohammad's birthday all over the world every year on 12th Rabi-ul-Awal month on the Islamic calendar with traditional festivities and religious fervor.

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Relatives carry the body of a victim of the minaret collapse past people who pray near the collapsed mosque in Meknes. Moroccan King Mohammed VI ordered experts to check the safety of the country's historic mosques as the death toll from the collapse of a centuries-old minaret rose to 41 people, the official news agency said. The minaret fell onto a crowded mosque during prayers in the city of Meknes, a UNESCO heritage site and a walled city that is a maze of winding narrow streets.

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Members of the Muslim community put a black flag atop a mosque to protest the demolition of the Babri Masjid on this day seventeen years ago, in Ayodhya.

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Palestinians walk outside the Dome of the Rock Mosque on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Jerusalem's Old City.

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Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba inside the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.

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A filipino Muslim shouts for help as he escorts a wounded resident following demolition of their shanties around a Muslim mosque at a reclamation site in Manila, Philippines. Three people were injured when residents resisted the demolition.

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Pakistani rescuers work in a mosque ruined by a suicide attack in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Worshippers circle the Kaaba as they perform the early morning Eid ul-Fitr prayer at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Jamia masjid, a boy and the moon is reflected in the pond located inside the mosque compound during Ramzan, in Amritsar.

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A Muslim man burns incense during Friday prayers at the Niu Jie mosque in Beijing, China. Several mosques in riot-hit Urumqi opened for Friday prayers, despite notices posted earlier saying they would be closed in the wake of ethnic violence that left 156 dead.

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Congress' North-Central Mumbai candidate Priya Dutt at a mosque before filing her nomination papers, in Mumbai.

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