May 27, 2017 12:43 IST

Many Muslims begin fasting for month of Ramadan

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An official looks through a telescope for the sighting of the new moon for the start of Ramadan at a religious boarding school in Jakarta, Indonesia May 26, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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Officials from the Nahdlatul Ulama Islamic organization use telescopes for the sighting of the new moon for the start of Ramadan in a mosque in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia May 26, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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Muslims perform tarawih prayers to mark the start of Ramadan at a mosque in Singapore May 27, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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An Indonesian Muslim reads the Koran to mark the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 26, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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Indonesian Muslims pray for the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 26, 2017. Credit: Reuters