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Indonesians pray on first night of holy month

Country's Muslims seek patience, spirituality, humility and submissiveness to God as Ramadan begins

Indonesians pray on first night of holy month
Muslim women pray on the first night of Ramadan on July 31, 2011. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Indonesians celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indonesians pray on first night of holy month
Muslim men and women pray on the first night of Ramadan on July 31, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Indonesians pray on first night of holy month
Muslim men and women pray on the first night of Ramadan on July 31, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Indonesians pray on first night of holy month
A woman reads a copy of the Quran on the first night of Ramadan on July 31, 2011 in Jakarta (AFP/Getty Images)
Indonesians pray on first night of holy month
This picture taken on July 31, 2011 shows an Indonesian Muslim watching the moon to mark the first day of Ramadan in Malang, East Java (AFP/Getty Images)
Indonesians pray on first night of holy month
An Indonesian woman reads a copy of the Quran on the first night of Ramadan on July 31, 2011 in Jakarta (AFP/Getty Images)
Indonesians pray on first night of holy month
Muslim women pray on the first night of Ramadan on July 31, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)