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In pictures: Saudis on the first day of Ramadan

Fasting for Muslims during Ramadan typically includes the increased offering of prayers, recitation of the Quran and an increase of doing good deeds and charity.

In pictures: Saudis on the first day of Ramadan
Saudis read from copies of the Koran, Islam's holy book, inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the coastal town of Qatif, 400 kms east of Riyadh. (HUSSAIN RADWAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Saudis on the first day of Ramadan
A Saudi man reads a copy of the Koran, Islam's holy book, inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the coastal town of Qatif, 400 kms east of Riyadh. (HUSSAIN RADWAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Saudis on the first day of Ramadan
A Saudi man reads aloud from a copy of the Koran, Islam's holy book, inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the coastal town of Qatif, 400 kms east of Riyadh. (HUSSAIN RADWAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Saudis on the first day of Ramadan
A blind Saudi man reads aloud from a braille copy of the Koran, Islam's holy book, inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the coastal town of Qatif, 400 kms east of Riyadh. (HUSSAIN RADWAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Saudis on the first day of Ramadan
A Saudi boy reads a copy of the Koran, Islam's holy book, inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the coastal town of Qatif, 400 kms east of Riyadh. (HUSSAIN RADWAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Saudis on the first day of Ramadan
A Saudi boy reads a copy of the Koran, Islam's holy book, inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the coastal town of Qatif, 400 kms east of Riyadh. (HUSSAIN RADWAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Saudis on the first day of Ramadan
A Saudi man and a child read a copy of the Koran, Islam's holy book, inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the coastal town of Qatif, 400 kms east of Riyadh. (HUSSAIN RADWAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Saudis on the first day of Ramadan
A Saudi man and a boy read a copy of the Koran, Islam's holy book, inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the coastal town of Qatif, 400 kms east of Riyadh. (HUSSAIN RADWAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Saudis on the first day of Ramadan
A Saudi girl reads a copy of the Koran, Islam's holy book, inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the coastal town of Qatif, 400 kms east of Riyadh. (HUSSAIN RADWAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Saudis on the first day of Ramadan
A blind Saudi reads in braille a copy of the Koran, Islam's holy book, inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the coastal town of Qatif, 400 kms east of Riyadh. (HUSSAIN RADWAN/AFP/Getty Images)