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People look at pillars lying at a workshop for the construction of a Rama temple ahead of its groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya.

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People offer namaz on the occasion of Eid al-Adha outside a shrine during the lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, in Srinagar. The authorities have appealed to the people to offer prayers in their homes and not to go to mosques and shrines in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

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People offer namaz at Gedu Mian's mosque on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, in Agartala.

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Poeple offer namaz at a mosque on the occasion of Eid al-Adha festival during the complete lockdown on weekend to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Prayagraj.

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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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A family offers Eid prayers inside a room in Srinagar.

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People offer Eid prayers inside a local mosque in downtown Srinagar.

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People gather at Nakhoda Masjid on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, in Kolkata.

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People offer namaz on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at Nakhoda Masjid in Kolkata.

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People offer namaz on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at Nakhoda Masjid in Kolkata.

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People offer namaz on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at Nakhoda Masjid in Kolkata.

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People offer namaz on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at Nakhoda Masjid in Kolkata.

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People offer namaz on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at Nakhoda Masjid in Kolkata.

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People pray on a pedestrian bridge outside a crowded mosque during an Eid al-Adha prayer in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

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People pray outside a mosque as they celebrate Eid al-Adha, which Muslims in Russia call Kurban-Bairam in St.Petersburg, Russia.

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People wearing face masks offer Eid al-Adha prayer at a park as mosques are limited for ten people following the government's measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in the mixed Arab Jewish city of Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel.

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People offer Eid al-Adha prayer at a park as mosques are limited for ten people following the government's measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in the mixed Arab Jewish city of Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel.

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People offer Eid al-Adha prayer next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city. This is the first Feast of Sacrifice since the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic. The major Muslim holiday, at the end of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, is observed around the world by believers and commemorates prophet Abraham's pledge to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.

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A boy wears a protective mask in the colors of the Indian national flag, leaves 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 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 offer namaz on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

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Pilgrims walk around the Kabba at the Grand Mosque, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The global coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over every aspect of this year's pilgrimage, which last year drew 2.5 million Muslims from across the world to Mount Arafat, where the Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon nearly 1,400 years ago. Only a very limited number of pilgrims were allowed to take part in the hajj amid numerous restrictions to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus.

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Pilgrims walk around the Kabba at the Grand Mosque, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The global coronavirus pandemic has cast a shadow over every aspect of this year's pilgrimage, which last year drew 2.5 million Muslims from across the world to Mount Arafat, where the Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon nearly 1,400 years ago. Only a very limited number of pilgrims were allowed to take part in the hajj amid numerous restrictions to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus.

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Muslims, 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. Small groups of pilgrims performed one of the final rites of the Islamic hajj on Friday as Muslims worldwide marked the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday amid a global pandemic that has impacted nearly every aspect of this year’s pilgrimage and celebrations. The last days of hajj coincide with the four-day Eid al-Adha, or “Feast of Sacrifice,” in which Muslims slaughter livestock and distribute the meat to the poor.

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Muslim men offer Eid al-Adha prayer next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city. This is the first Feast of Sacrifice since the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic. The major Muslim holiday, at the end of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, is observed around the world by believers and commemorates prophet Abraham's pledge to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.

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Muslim pilgrims pray on top of the rocky hill known as Mountain of Mercy on the Plain of Arafat during the annual hajj pilgrimage near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Only about 1,000 pilgrims will be allowed to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage this year due to the virus pandemic.

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A man carries a sacrificial goat home after buying from a livestock market on the eve of Eid al-Adha festival, in Bikaner.

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General view showing the Grand Mosque, at the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia ahead of the Hajj pilgrimage. Anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 pilgrims will be allowed to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Muslim Mahila Foundation members make 'Rakhis' with pictures of PM Narendra Modi and other leaders, ahead of the festival of ‘Rakshabandhan’ in Varanasi.

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Shahi Imam of Delhi Jama Masjid, Ahmad Bukhari Sahab meets Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi 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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People light oil lamps inside Badshah no Hajiro during a special prayer meeting for the COVID-19 victims, in Ahmedabad.

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

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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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People offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at a residence, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Guwahati.

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People offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at Burah Jama Masjid, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Guwahati.

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Stranded madrasa students board a special train to reach Purnia in Bihar at Lalgarh Junction, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bikaner.

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A Muslim family offers Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at their home, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

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A homeless man eats Kheer, a sweet dish distributed by a Muslim man on Eid al-Fitr in Ahmedabad.

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Muslim boys greet each other after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers at historical Khairudeen Jama Masjid during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A Muslim man offers Eid-al-Fitr prayers at his home, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Ajmer.

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A policeman clicks selfie with Muslim boys after they offered Eid al-Fitr prayers at historical Khairudeen Jama Masjid during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A Muslim man offers Eid al-Fitr prayers at historical Khairudeen Jama Masjid during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A Muslim man, wearing face mask, offers Eid-al-Fitr prayers at Moti Masjid amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bhopal.

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Members of a Muslim family offer Eid-al-Fitr prayers at their home, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Jalandhar

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Members of an extended Muslim family offer Eid-al-Fitr prayers on the roof of a house, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Bolpur in Birbhum district, West Bengal.

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Policemen keep vigil outside of the closed Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr festival, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Prayagraj.

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Muslims walk in a market area after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata.

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People greet each other after offering Eid al-Fitr prayers during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata.

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A Muslim man offers Eid-al-Fitr prayers amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata.

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Muslims buy garlands from a shop on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Chikmagalur.

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Muslim community members offer Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at a graveyard amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in old Delhi.

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A Muslim man in the half closed shop during Eid al-Fitr near the Jama Masjid at New Delhi.

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Muslims offer Eid-ul-Fitr namaz outside Jama Musjid, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Old Delhi.

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Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr namaz, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Mathura.

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Muslims walk in a market area on Eid in Jama Masjid, Delhi

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Jama Masjid to remain closed for devotees today on Eid-ul-Fitr amid the 4th phase of Corona Lockdown.

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Muslims offer Eid prayers in the premises of a residential building in Old Delhi. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, a usually joyous three-day celebration has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.

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Muslims offer Eid prayers in the premises of a residential building in Old Delhi. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, a usually joyous three-day celebration has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.

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A sign indicating greeting restriction measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus is stuck on a tree as Muslims attend prayers for Eid al-Fitr, the feast of breaking the fast which marks the end of Ramadan, when Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset, in Rome's Piazza Vittorio Square.

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Nigeria Muslims wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, attend Eid prayers at the Kofar Mata prayer ground in Kano Nigeria. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, a usually joyous three-day celebration has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteers distribute food packets and refreshments to Muslim students of a madarsa as they arrive to board a special train to Bihar, during the fourth phase of ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Habibganj railway station in Bhopal.

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Stranded migrant boys offer namaz for Eid-ul-Fitr after arriving from Gujarat via special train at Hatia Railway Station, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Kashmiri Muslims offer Eid prayers in the premises of a residential building in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, a usually joyous three-day celebration has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.

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A Pakistani sprays disinfectant among worshipers attending an Eid al-Fitr prayer at a ground in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Millions of Muslims across the world are marking a muted and gloomy holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan - a usually joyous three-day celebration that has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.

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Muslim worshippers offer Eid al-Fitr prayer marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan outside the al-Aqsa mosque compound, which remains shut to prevent the spread of coronavirus, in Jerusalem.

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A boy stands as his parents perform an Eid al-Fitr prayer marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan amid concerns of the new coronavirus outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers outside a mosque to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, in Tehran, Iran. Muslims worldwide celebrate one of their biggest holidays under the long shadow of the coronavirus, with millions confined to their homes and others gripped by economic concerns during what is usually a festive time of shopping and celebration. In Iran, which has endured the deadliest outbreak in the Middle East, authorities have imposed few restrictions ahead of the holiday aside from cancelling mass prayers in Tehran traditionally led by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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Members of an extended family offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr to mark the end month of Ramadan, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Dal Lake in Srinagar.

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Muslim cleric and Markazi Chand Committee Chairman Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali looks through his binoculars to sight the moon, which signals the start of Eid-Ul-Fitr, in Lucknow.

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People read verses of the Quran in a mosque during Itikaf, the last ten days of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Itikaf is very important for many Muslims due to the belief that the Prophet Muhammad used to exert himself even more in worship, hoping to draw himself closer to God. Itikaf involves total dedication to worship, reading Quran, and supplication.

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A worker offers namaz at a vermicelli factory during the ongoing Ramadan month, amid a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Prayagraj.

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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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Worshippers wearing protective face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus pray at the mosque of the Tehran University in Laylat al-Qadr, or the night of destiny, during holy fasting month of Ramadan, Iran. On Tuesday authorities allowed mosques temporarily reopen for limited hours up to two hours, while strictly observing health and social procedures to prevent spreading the disease.

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A man offers prayers on a jetty during the second Friday of Ramzan amid the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, at Dal Lake in Srinagar.

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A man offers zhuhr prayers (mid-day prayers) during the ongoing holy fasting month of Ramzan, amid a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Srinagar.

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Muslim cleric and Markazi Chand Committee Chairman Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali looks through his binoculars to sight the moon, that signals the start of the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Aishbagh Idgah in Lucknow.

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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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Some among 30 people who were arrested by the police wait for their screening for COVID-19 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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Daily-wage workers wait in line to receive free wheat donated by Afghan businessmen ahead of the upcoming holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan. Muslims across the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan, when they refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk.

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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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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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Muslims offer Friday prayers inside their house during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, in Chikmagalur.

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Police use a drone to keep a vigil on the area as people who attended Tabligh-e-Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin West walk to board a bus for the LNJP Hospital for screening and COVID-19 test, in New Delhi. 24 people who took part in the congregation have tested COVID-19 positive.

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People who came for ‘Jamat’, a religious gathering at Nizamuddin Mosque, being taken to LNJP hospital for COVID-19 test, after several people showed symptoms of coronavirus, during a nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Members of Muslim community distribute leaflets, containing information how to prevent the spread of coronavirus, after offering Friday prayers at Nakhoda mosque, in Kolkata,

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Muslims offer Friday prayers on a road infront of Nakhoda mosque amid growing scare of coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah meets a delegation led by Syed Naseruddin Chishty, Founder Chairman of All India Sufi Sajjadanashin Council, in New Delhi.

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Muslims pray at Istiqlal mosque without the rugs in Jakarta, Indonesia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus.

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Members of the Raza Academy during a prayer meet in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak outside Khatri Masjid in Mumbai.

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Muslims circumambulate the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Few worshippers were allowed to enter after dawn prayers to circumambulate the Kaaba over fears of coronavirus.

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Muslims shout slogans during a rally outside the Indian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. Hundreds of Muslims staged the rally calling for an end to alleged violence and discrimination against Muslims in India following clashes over a disputed new citizenship law, which led to clashes in which hundreds were injured, with houses, shops, mosques, schools and vehicles set on fire.

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Muslims gather during a rally outside the Indian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. Hundreds of Muslims staged the rally calling for an end to alleged violence and discrimination against Muslims in India following clashes over a disputed new citizenship law, which led to clashes in which hundreds were injured, with houses, shops, mosques, schools and vehicles set on fire.

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A Saudi policeman stands guard in front of the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's Deputy Health Minister Abdel-Fattah Mashat was quoted on the state-linked news site Al-Yaum saying that groups of visitors to Mecca from inside the country would now also be barred from performing the pilgrimage, known as the umrah.

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Devotees get showered with water at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti during the 808th Urs festival, in Ajmer.

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A Muslim prays from a hotel overlooking the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia's Deputy Health Minister Abdel-Fattah Mashat was quoted on the state-linked news site Al-Yaum saying that groups of visitors to Mecca from inside the country would now also be barred from performing the pilgrimage, known as the umrah.

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A bird's eye view shows temporary shelters, set up for devotees thronging to celebrate the 808th anniversary of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, being commemorated with the annual Urs festival, in Ajmer.

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