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Beautiful Ramadan Photos From Around The World

An Indian Muslim father holds the hands of his daughter in his palms and prays before  breaking fast on the first day of holy
An Indian Muslim father holds the hands of his daughter in his palms and prays before breaking fast on the first day of holy month Ramadan at the Jama Mosque in New Delhi, India, Monday, June 30, 2014. During this month the world's estimated 1.6 billion Muslims will abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

The holy month of Ramadan is being celebrated around the world as observant Muslims fast during the daylight hours. Though the fast is intended to emphasize personal discipline and a focus on spiritual rather than material things, it's also a time of celebration and feasting as communities come together to break the fast, traditionally beginning the meal with a date.

We will be updating this slideshow with Ramadan photos from around the world. Follow along to see how the international Muslim community observes this special holiday.

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Ramadan 2014