Holy month of Ramadan begins
With Ramadan commencing on Monday, Muslims across the globe made preparations for the annual Islamic holy month of fasting and the subsequent Eid al-Fitr celebrations.
Muslims pray at Strasbourg's new Grand Mosque. The mosque, which opened on Monday, held its first prayers to mark the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking and conducting sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.