First Day of Ramadan in Photos

Muslims in Utrecht in the Netherlands pray at Turkish Ulu Mosque

People around the world are marking the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which is determined by the lunar cycle and this year will run from 6 May.

Muslims pray in Indonesia

Ramadan takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.

Muslims perform the first 'Tarawih' prayer on the beginning of the Islamic Holy month of Ramadan in Iraq

Muslims believe the Koran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during this month.

People in Sarajevo release sky lanterns to mark the beginning of Ramadan

Many Muslims will not eat or drink water during daylight for the month.

Muslim students in Indonesia read copies of the holy book "Koran" on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan

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