In pictures: Muslims prepare for Ramadan

Most Muslim countries will explore the crescent of Ramadan on May 26, 29 Sha'ban.
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Saudi's buy dates at a shop in Jeddah ahead of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AMER HILABI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudi's buy dates at a shop in Jeddah ahead of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AMER HILABI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudi's buy dates at a shop in Jeddah ahead of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AMER HILABI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Omanis shop at the al-Mawalih market in the capital, Muscat, ahead of the start of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. (MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images)
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Omanis shop at the al-Mawalih market in the capital, Muscat, ahead of the start of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. (MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptians shop for traditional lanterns known in Arabic as 'Fanous' sold during Ramadan in Cairo's Saida Zeinab district, ahead of the start of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. (MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)
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Egyptians walk under traditional lanterns known in Arabic as 'Fanous' sold during Ramadan in Cairo's Saida Zeinab district, ahead of the start of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. (MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Syrian man pushes a cart of apricots at an open-air market in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of Damascus, as Syrians prepare for the holy month of Ramadan due to start later this week. (AMER ALMOHIBANY/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Syrian man picks out vegetables at a stall in an open-air market in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of Damascus, as Syrians prepare for the holy month of Ramadan due to start later this week. (AMER ALMOHIBANY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Syrians pick lambs for sale in an open-air market in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of Damascus, as Syrians prepare for the holy month of Ramadan due to start later this week. (AMER ALMOHIBANY/AFP/Getty Images)