10 amazing photos of Ramadan from around the world

More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world are marking the holy month of Ramadan, which started Thursday. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is the month in which the first verses of the Qur’an were revealed by Allah to the Prophet Muhammad.

Muslims pray at the Pattani Central Mosque to mark Ramadan in Pattani, Thailand. [TUWAEDANIYA MERINGING/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES]

Muslims pray at the Pattani Central Mosque to mark Ramadan in Pattani, Thailand. [TUWAEDANIYA MERINGING/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES]

Muslims offer prayer at Masjid Shah Waji Ullah in Allahabad, India. [RITESH SHUKLA/NURPHOTO/ZUMA PRESS]

Muslims offer prayer at Masjid Shah Waji Ullah in Allahabad, India. [RITESH SHUKLA/NURPHOTO/ZUMA PRESS]

Muslim men gather during the first Friday prayer at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. [ACHMAD IBRAHIM/ASSOCIATED PRESS]

Muslim men gather during the first Friday prayer at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. [ACHMAD IBRAHIM/ASSOCIATED PRESS]

A Palestinian woman prays in front of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City. Some 80,000 people attended prayers on the compound on Friday, said Israeli police. [AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS]

A Palestinian woman prays in front of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem’s Old City. Some 80,000 people attended prayers on the compound on Friday. [AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS]

Muslims pray after breaking their fast on the first day of Ramadan at a mosque in Beijing. [Greg Baker / AFP / Getty Images]

Muslims pray after breaking their fast on the first day of Ramadan at a mosque in Beijing. [Greg Baker / AFP / Getty Images]

Palestinian Muslim worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayer of the holy month of Ramadan. [Ahmad Gharabli / AFP / Getty Images]

Palestinian Muslim worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayer of the holy month of Ramadan. [Ahmad Gharabli / AFP / Getty Images]

Indian Muslim boys offer prayers prior to breaking their fast on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad. [Noah Seelam / AFP / Getty Images]

Indian Muslim boys offer prayers prior to breaking their fast on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad. [Noah Seelam / AFP / Getty Images]

Filipino Muslims take part in prayers at the Golden Mosque in Manila. [Jay Directo / AFP / Getty Images]

Filipino Muslims take part in prayers at the Golden Mosque in Manila. [Jay Directo / AFP / Getty Images]

Migrants pray for the start of Ramadan as they gather at the French border hoping to enter the country in Ventimiglia, Italy. [Patrick Aventurier / Getty Images]

Migrants pray for the start of Ramadan as they gather at the French border hoping to enter the country in Ventimiglia, Italy. [Patrick Aventurier / Getty Images]

Muslims pray on the first day of Ramadan at a mosque in Taunggyi capital city of Shan State, Myanmar. [Soe Zeya Tun / Reuters]

Muslims pray on the first day of Ramadan at a mosque in Taunggyi capital city of Shan State, Myanmar. [Soe Zeya Tun / Reuters]

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