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Muslims commemorate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed

From Palestine to Afghanistan, Muslims preformed a ritual to commemorate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed, known in Arabic as 'al-Mawlid al-Nabawi', on January 3, 2015.

Muslims commemorate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed
Palestinian scouts play music during a ceremony commemorating the birth of Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), known in Arabic as 'al-Mawlid al-Nabawi' outside the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site, in the old city of Jerusalem on January 3, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Muslims commemorate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed
A member of the Palestinian scouts raises a baton during a ceremony commemorating the birth of Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), known in Arabic as 'al-Mawlid al-Nabawi' outside the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site, in the old city of Jerusalem on January 3, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Muslims commemorate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed
Egyptian Muslim Sufi woman takes part in a ritual ceremony to commemorate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), known in Arabic as 'al-Mawlid al-Nabawi', in Cairo on January 3, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Muslims commemorate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed
People walk under decorations erected ahead of the celebrations of the birth of Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), known in Arabic as 'al-Mawlid al-Nabawi' in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on December 31, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)
Muslims commemorate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed
Egyptian Muslim Sufi men take part in a ritual ceremony to commemorate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), known in Arabic as 'al-Mawlid al-Nabawi', in Cairo on January 3, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Muslims commemorate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed
Egyptian Muslim Sufi women take part in a ritual ceremony to commemorate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), known in Arabic as 'al-Mawlid al-Nabawi', in Cairo on January 3, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Muslims commemorate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed
Lebanese Muslim Sufis walk through the streets of the southern Lebanese town of Sidon playing music during a ritual to commemorate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), known in Arabic as 'al-Mawlid al-Nabawi', on January 3, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Muslims commemorate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed
Afghan men and children hold up dishes to receive food donated by a private charity during a food distribution on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the festival of the birth of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), in Herat on January 3, 2015. Prophet Muhammad was born in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca on the 12th day of Rabi-ul-Awwal 571 A.D. (AFP/Getty Images)
Muslims commemorate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed
Afghan men receive food donated by a private charity during a food distribution on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the festival of the birth of Prophet Muhammad, in Herat on January 3, 2015. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was born in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca on the 12th day of Rabi-ul-Awwal 571 A.D. (AFP/Getty Images)