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An ambulance transports the body of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar to a medical facility, after he was shot, in Amman, Jordan,. The prominent writer was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he was on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed as offensive to Islam.

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A British convert to Islam, dubbed "Jihadi Jack" after travelling to Syria, has denied joining the Islamic State terror group.

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Activists of Shia National Front protest against Islamic preacher Zakir Naik in terrorism in Lucknow.

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Delhi Pradesh Shiv Sena activists protest against Zakir Naik in New Delhi.

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Indonesian Muslim men gather during the first Friday prayer of the month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta.

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A Palestinian boy plays with fireworks as he celebrates the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Gaza City.

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A woman reads the Quran following noon prayers on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta.

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Kosovo dervishes take part in a ceremony marking Nowruz in the Tekkeís prayer room in the western Kosovo village of Duzhnje.

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Participants at the International Sufi Conference at Ramlila Grounds in New Delhi.

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People attend a demonstration as part of Europe-wide protests in cooperation with Germany's anti-Islam, anti-immigrant group PEGIDA, in Prague. The Prague Castle is in the background.

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In this image released by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims make their way to cast stones at a pillar symbolizing the stoning of Satan in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the annual hajj, on the first day of Eid al-Adha, in Mina on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Pilgrims circle the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia.

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Pilgrims queue atop Noor Mountain outside the Hiraa cave, where Prophet Muhammad received his first revelation from God to preach Islam, on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Pilgrims pray atop the Noor Mountain outside the Hiraa cave, where Prophet Muhammad received his first revelation from God to preach Islam, on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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A Kashmiri woman offers noon prayers in the ruins of an ancient Hindu temple complex during Ramadan in Wangath, Some 48 kilometers (30 miles) northwest of Srinagar. This place is frequented by tourists as well as surrounding villagers.

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A boy reads the Quran at Minhaj ul Quran school during the holy month of Ramzan in Hyderabad.

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People recite verses of the Quran during Ramzan at the shrine of Mohammad Helal Ibn Ali, in the city of Aran and Bidgol, near Tehran, Iran.

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A Kashmiri woman devotee cries as the head priest displays a holy relic believed to be the hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, on Mehraj-u-Alam at the Hazratbal Shrine on the outskirts of Srinagar. Mehraj-u-Alam is believed to mark the ascension of Prophet Mohammed to Heaven.

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An elderly Kashmiri devotee weeps as the head priest displays a holy relic believed to be the hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, on Mehraj-u-Alam at the Hazratbal Shrine on the outskirts of Srinagar. Mehraj-u-Alam is believed to mark the ascension of Prophet Mohammed to Heaven.

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Whirling dervishes in Cairo, Egypt.

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Protestors gather in downtown regional capital of Grozny in the Russian region of Chechnya to rally against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, where 12 people were killed by gunmen this month.

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Supporters of a Pakistani religious group 'Fidaiyan-e-Khetm-e-Nebuwwat' stand on the representations of American, French and Israeli flags and chant slogans during a demonstration to protest against caricatures published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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A member of the Islamic community of Madrid holds a banner reading "Islam is love" during a demonstration in support of the victims who were shot by terrorists at the Charlie Hebdo satirical journal and the kosher store in Paris last week, in Spain.

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Armed security forces fly overhead in a military helicopter in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris. French security forces swarmed this small industrial town northeast of Paris in an operation to capture a pair of heavily armed suspects in the deadly storming of a satirical newspaper.

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French President Francois Hollande, right, is escorted by police officers and aides as he leaves the Elysee Palace to walk to the nearby Interior Ministry, for a meeting with Prefects and interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, in Paris. Investigators are scrutinising the recent past of two brothers with al-Qaida sympathies, as a manhunt for the suspects in the newsroom massacre at a satirical French weekly enters its third day.

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Workers install a giant banner reading “I am Charlie” for victims of the shooting at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, on the Cannes Festival Palace, in Cannes, southeastern France.

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French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud, left, looks on as President Barack Obama signs a condolences book during a visit to the French Embassy, in Washington.

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French soldiers patrols at the Gare du Nord railway station, in Paris, France.

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A woman lights a candle on a makeshift alter including signs that read in French "I am Charlie" during a vigil in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, outside France's embassy in Mexico City.

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A pen rests next to a message written by President Barack Obama in a condolences book during a visit to the French Embassy in Washington.

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SWAT police officer patrol in the village of Longpont, north east of Paris, hunting down the two heavily armed brothers suspected in the massacre at Charlie Hebdo newspaper. Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper.

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Fresh shootouts in France: Hooded police officers stand at the scene after a shooting in Montrouge, outside Paris. Two people were shot and gravely wounded at the southern edge of Paris, including a police officer, raising tensions a day after masked gunmen stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper and killed 12 people.

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Photo provided by The Paris Police Prefecture shows the two suspects in the newspaper attack along with a plea for witnesses. Police hunted for two heavily armed men, one with possible links to al-Qaida, in the methodical killing of 12 people at a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammed. France began a day of national mourning for what its president called "an act of exceptional barbarism.

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Charlie Hebdo staff killed in the attack include (from left) cartoonist Jean Cabut, aka Cabu, cartoonist Tignous, Georges Wolinski and publisher Charb.

A cartoon style drawing hangs outside France's embassy that reads in Spanish "The pencil is the most peaceful weapon, don't mess with humor" in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Some editions of a Spanish regional newspaper fall on a container announcing in their front pages, ''Spain has increased the alert level after jihadist attack in Paris'', with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in Pamplona northern Spain.

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Mourners hold signs depicting victim's eyes during a rally in support of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly newspaper that fell victim to an terrorist attack, at Union Square in New York.

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Mourners hold signs that translate as "I AM CHARLIE" during a rally in support of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly newspaper that fell victim to an terrorist attack, at Union Square in New York. 12 people were killed when masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of the periodical that had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.

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Masked gunman fire their weapons outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Paris residents captured chilling video images of two masked gunmen shooting a police officer after an attack at a French satirical newspaper. In the video, the gunmen armed with assault rifles are seen running up to an injured police officer, who lies squirming on the ground. The police officer raises his hands up before one of the assailants shoots him in the head at a close range.

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People stand outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office after a shooting, in Paris.

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French President Francois Hollande, center, flanked with security forces arrives outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris.

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An injured person is transported to an ambulance after a shooting, at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris.

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Police officers and firemen gather outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris.

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An injured person is evacuated outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris. At least 10 people were killed when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire.

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At least 10 people were killed when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, Paris.

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At least 10 people were killed when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, Paris.

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Grooms at a mass marriage ceremony in Moradabad

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Brides at a mass marriage ceremony in Moradabad

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Hawthi Shiite rebels hold Friday prayers during a demonstration demanding the government to step down in Sanaa, Yemen. Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in the streets of the Yemeni capital for a second day in fighting that has killed at least 120 people, driven thousands from their homes and virtually shut down the country's main airport. The battles are raising fears of greater sectarian conflict, unseen for decades in Yemen.

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A woman listens inside the Open Mosque, as she and other woman share the same area with men in Cape Town, South Africa. The Open Mosque was founded by Dr. Taj Hargey and is based on gender equality and non-sectarian Islamic rules - Christians and people from other religions are welcome and woman share the same area for prayers as men inside the mosque. Hargey claims it is the first of its kind in South Africa.

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’71 Bangla war crimes accused and Islamist preacher Delwar H. Sayidi, 74, gets reprieve—the SC reduces sentence to life in jail. ‘Lenient verdict’ leads to clashes; cops, secular protesters injured.

Haj pilgrims being seen off by the relatives as they leave fpr Jeddah, from Taj-ul-masajid in Bhopal

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In this image made from an undated cartoon broadcast on state-run al-Iraqiya TV in Iraq, a cartoon character portrayed as a member or a supporter of the Islamic State group sings a song. Television networks across the Middle East have begun airing cartoons and comedy programs using satire to criticize the group and its claim of representing Islam. And while not directly confronting their battlefield gains, the shows challenge the legitimacy of the Islamic group and chips away at the fear some have that they are unstoppable. The Arabic writing on the flag reads, "One Arab nation," top, and "Having an eternal message." "ISIS" on the cartoon character's head cover is the outdated acronym of the group.

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Yemeni Shiite protesters holding a large representation of a Palestinian flag chant slogans to demand the government to step down and to support Palestinians, while attending a demonstration in Sanaa, Yemen.

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Supporters of Pakistan's fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri praise their leader's speech in Islamabad on Aug. 22, 2014. Thousands of Imran Khan's and Qadri's supporters are besieging parliament in the capital to pressure Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over alleged election fraud.

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Pakistani children and female protestors sleep in front of the parliament building, during week long protests from the eastern city of Lahore to the gates of parliament calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster over alleged voting fraud, in Islamabad on Aug. 22, 2014.

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Muslim women offer prayers on Eid-ul-Fitr in Chennai.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav greeting muslims on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr at Eidgah in Lucknow.

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Muslims offer prayers at a mosque in the premises of the Taj Mahal in Agra.

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Muslims offer prayers on the occasion of 'Eid-Ul-Fitr' at Taj Mahal in Agra.

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A Muslim man greets Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi during Eid celebration in Patna.

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Shah Rukh Khan waves as he greets fans gathered outside his residence on Eid-al-Fitr.

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A police officer greets a Muslim man on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr in riot-hit Saharanpur where curfew was relaxed for some hours.

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Muslims offering prayers at Eidgah on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr in Saharanpur.

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A man offers prayers at the tomb of two former Muslim Imams on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr at the Niujie Mosque, the oldest and largest mosque in Beijing.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan greeting people on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr at an eidgah in Bhopal.

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Children offering Eid prayers in Kolkata.

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Women offering prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr at Polo Ground in Srinagar.

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Presidenti Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee greets people on the occasion of Éid al-Fitr, in Kolkata.

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Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah along with others offering Eid prayers at Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar.

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People greet each other after offering Eid prayers at Jama Masjid, in Delhi.

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People offer prayers on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr at Jama Masjid, in Delhi.

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Masjid and shop's decorated with lights on the eve of Eid festival in Jaipur.

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Women offer namaz during the ongoing month of Ramadan in Coimbatore.

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Women shop for Eid in Allahabad.

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Egyptians perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at Al-Azhar mosque, Cairo.

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Congress Party Vice president Rahul Gandhi adjusts his cap during an Iftar party hosted by party president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi with RJD chief Lalu Yadav, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav and NCP leader Tariq Anwar (R) during her Iftar party in New Delhi.

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People busy in shopping for Eid, in Srinagar.

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People busy in shopping for Eid, in Srinagar.

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Palestinian Mahmoud Elbiss, 19, holds copies of the Holy Quran, Islam's holy book, that he salvaged from the rubble of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip. Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday, and were met by large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets.

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Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi with JD(U) senior leader Nitish Kumar (R) and RJD senior leader Rabri Devi (L) during an Iftar party at CM residence in Patna.

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President Pranab Mukherjee visited the President’s Estate Masjid to participate in the ‘Dua’ on the occasion of ‘Khatam Shareef’ in New Delhi.

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, center, and presidential candidates Prabowo Subianto, left, and Joko Widodo, take their seats before breaking their Ramzan fast at the State Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Devotees throng Talkatora Karbala as part of the 21st Ramzan procession, to commemorate the martyrdom of Hazrat Ali, in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav at an iftar in Lucknow.

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People holding posters showing Iran's spiritual leader Ayatollah Khomeini, while Iraqi Shiite fighters deploy with their weapons in Basra, Iraq. Gen. Ghasem Soleimani, a powerful Iranian general, has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraq’s fight against Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside 120 advisers from his country’s Revolutionary Guard.

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Iranian women recite verses of the Quran, Islam's holy book, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at the shrine of Saint Mohammad Helal Ibn Ali in the city of Aran and Bidgol, some 140 miles (225 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. Ramadan is a Muslim holy month of fasting during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset. For believers, Ramadan is meant to be a time of reflection and worship, remembering the hardships of others and being charitable.

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A private security guard stands alert as people offer Friday prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore.

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Buddhist monks march during a rally against the recent violence in central Myanmar, in Yangon. Myanmar's second-largest city, Mandalay, is quiet after an overnight curfew restored calm following two nights of violence led by Buddhist extremists. Authorities imposed the curfew after attacks on minority Muslims left two dead and 14 injured, raising fears that ethnic violence that has plagued the country for two years may escalate again.

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Iranian women perform their evening prayers, at the shrine of Shiite Saint Saleh during the Muslim holy month of Ramzan in northern Tehran, Iran.

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Muslims come out after breaking their fast during 'Iftar' on the first day of the fasting month of Ramzan at Jama Masjid in Delhi.

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Prayers being offered on the main road at Budshah Chowk in Srinagar on the first day of the month of Ramzan.

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Displaced Iraqis receive meals to break their fast, that are being distributed by a Kurdish charity organisation, on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan or Ramzan, at a camp for displaced Iraqis who fled Mosul and other towns, in the Khazer area outside Irbil, northern Iraq. The chaotic scene underscored the fearful insecurity of displaced Iraqis as they begin the month of fasting in a nation threatened by conflict and political rivalries among Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds.

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Shia Muslims at a protest against attacks carried out by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in Iraq, at Abi Guzar in Srinagar.

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An Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) distributes copies of the Qur'an in Mosul, Iraq. Sunni insurgents captured two border crossings, one along the frontier with Jordan and the other with Syria, security and military officials said, as they pressed on with their offensive in one of Iraq's most restive regions.

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New Front ISIS men in the thick of the fighting

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Images allegedly showing ISIS men executing Iraqi soldiers

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Counter Attack Shia militiamen chant anti-ISIS slogans in Baghdad on June 13

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