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  • Pakistani People gather to break their fast during Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, at mughal era historical Wazir Khan mosque in Lahore on May 19, 2018. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, refraining from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from sunrise to sunset.

  • Memorial for the fallen soldier who died in the decades-long conflict against the Tamil Tigers, during a commemorative ceremony marking the 9th anniversary of the end of the islands Tamil separatist war, in the capital Colombo.

  • Thousands of pro-life and anti-abortion demonstrators gathered for the annual 'March for Life' to protest against abortion and euthanasia and to proclaim the universal value of the right to life in Rome, Italy on May 19, 2018.

  • Hundreds of Palestinian nationals and of Pro-Palestinian activists gathered at Times Square, 42nd St. 7th Avenue on May 18, 2018, in support the ongoing struggle in Palestine, to demand the right of return for ALL Palestinians in the diaspora, to demand Israel keep its hands off al-Quds, to celebrate 70 years of resilience and resistance, and to denounce the settler colonial state of “israel.

  • Muslim devotees are observing Fast for the Whole Day during the Holy Ramadan Month starting from Prayer on Street , Making Prayer at Mosque , Taking Surma on Eyes & completing the Fast at the evening on the 1st Friday of the Ramadan Month in different places of Kolkata , India.

  • Pakistani faithful Muslims buying fresh fruits from a fruit market on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan in Lahore on May 18, 2018. - Islam's holy month of Ramadan is calculated on the sighting of the new moon and Muslims all over the world are supposed to fast from dawn to dusk during the month.

  • Pakistani Muslims offer Friday prayers on the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at the Data Darbar mosque in Lahore on May 18, 2018. - Islam's holy month of Ramadan is calculated on the sighting of the new moon and Muslims all over the world are supposed to fast from dawn to dusk during the month.

  • Immigration procession in Naples "No a Salvini, sì a reddito e diritti per tutti" Migrants marched in Naples for the event “Reddito e diritti per tutte e tutti – Nessuno escluso”.The demonstrators arrived from all the provinces of Campania to request the income of inclusion, that there is a greater stability of the residence permit and social inclusion policies.

  • People clash with Indian government forces during protests after Friday prayers. The protest call was given by Kashmiri Pro-Freedom leaders over the recent wave of the killing of Palestinians in Gaza by Israeli forces.

  • Nepalese Muslim men gather to offer Friday prayers at a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of dawn-to-dusk fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief.

  • Muslim men take part in the first Jumu'ah prayer on Islamic holy month of Ramadan in front of Tipu Sultan Mosque. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar or the Hijri calendar and during this month observant Muslims kept day long fast.

  • The world's smallest Qur'an belonging to Tubagus Tamyiz is 10 millimeters long and 10 millimeters wide and 5 millimeters thick and gold-inked, shown in Sukaraja, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia.

  • Pakistani faithful muslims are buying yougurt , milk ,oil bread (PRATHA) from a shop for sehri(after midnight early in the morning fasting time).

  • Pakistani shopkeeper preparing Iftar food(samosa) for Muslim devotees on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak in Lahore on May 17, 2018. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk. Muslims around the world are preparing for the commencement of the Holy month of of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak. of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar known as the Hijri calendar. It is a period that the faithful undertake a dawn dusk fasting which primarily entails abstinence from food, drink, marital intimacy and any such prohibitions as instructed by Allah (God). This annual observance is regarded as one…

  • Pakistani Khateeb of Badshahi mosque Dr Abdul Khabeer Azad addressing to faithful Muslims ahead of the first iftari of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak organized at the historical Mughal Era Badshahi Mosque in Lahore on May 17, 2018. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk. Muslims around the world are preparing for the commencement of the Holy month of of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak. of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar known as the Hijri calendar. It is a period that the faithful undertake a dawn dusk fasting which primarily entails abstinence from food, drink, marital intimacy and any such prohibitions as instructed…

  • People throng to mosques to offer prayers on the first day of Ramadan in Srinagar, Indian Administered Kashmir on 17 May 2018.

  • Pakistani worker busy in preparation for the first Friday payer of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak at the historical Mughal Era Badshahi Mosque in Lahore on May 17, 2018. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk. Muslims around the world are preparing for the commencement of the Holy month of of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak. of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar known as the Hijri calendar. It is a period that the faithful undertake a dawn dusk fasting which primarily entails abstinence from food, drink, marital intimacy and any such prohibitions as instructed by Allah (God). This annual observance is regarded as…

  • Indonesian Muslims preparing for breaking the fast on the first day of Holy Month of Ramadan in the Jogokariyan Mosque Yogyakarta.

  • Pakistani Shiite Muslims activists of Imamia Students Organization(ISO) chant slogans during a protest rally to move of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in Lahore on May 16, 2018. Banner reads "Down with America rally".

  • Pakistani shopkeeper displaying different kinds of dates to attract the customers on the eve of holy fasting month of Ramzan in Lahore on May 17, 2018. Muslims around the world are preparing for the commencement of the Holy month of Ramzan. Ramzan is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar known as the Hijri calendar. It is a period that the faithful undertake a dawn dusk fasting which primarily entails abstinence from food, drink, marital intimacy and any such prohibitions as instructed by Allah (God). This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

  • Pakistani faithful Muslims offering first an evening prayer called 'tarawih' after sighting the moon of Holy Fasting Month of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak at Data Darbar mosque in Lahore on May 16, 2018. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty.

  • Citizens Pasar Gembrong East Jakarta May 16, 2017, seemed solemn to perform tarawih prayer on the first day of Ramadan 1439 Hijriah on the roadside, sidewalk and Crossing Bridge People amid the noise of passing vehicles.

  • Indonesian Muslims pray tarawih on the first night of Ramadan. Ramadan is the Muslim holy month of the world, where they fast for 30 days during this month. And tarawih is a pray that is doing on the night during Ramadan.

  • Muslims perform their first 'Tarawih' prayer on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan at great Mosque "Masjid Raya Bogor", Indonesia.

  • Prince Albert of Monaco receives the Laurea Magistrale Honoris Causa in “Scienze e Tecnologie della Navigazione”, a recognition that the “Università Parthenope di Napoli” for its commitment to scientific research and protection of the sea.

  • Pro-Life 'Stand up for Life' rally for the retention of the Eighth amendment in the upcoming referendum on abortion law, taking place on the 25th May.

  • Street vendors selling dried fruits and vermicelli at a market on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan in Guwahati.

  • Pope Francis leads his Weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, Vatican on May 16, 2018. At Wednesday’s general audience, Pope Francis expressed concern at the escalation of violence in the Middle East and urged for peace.

  • Routine every afternoon held teaching and learning activities on the terrace terrace of the Madiun Park Ancient Mosque. The students are the sons and daughters of a number of residents who live in the settlement of the mosque. They are taught to understand and read igro, juz amma to al quran

  • Pakistani activists from religious group of Civil Society circle Lahore(CSCL),Pakistan Sunni Tehreek(PST) ,Minhaj Youth League(MYL) shout slogans against conservation statement of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore on May 15, 2018. Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has faced backlash from the country's senators for his recent statement about the Mumbai attacks.Sharif in an interview with the Dawn newspaper had said last week, "Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can't we complete the trial?"It is being seen as an admission of Pakistan's involvement in the terrorist attacks…

  • Coinding with the Nakba Day, an estimated 300 pro-Palestinian demonstrators and activists marched in Madrid to protest the inauguration of a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, and to show solidarity with Palestinians one day after of Israeli army killing of dozens of Palestinians protesting in Gaza.

  • Muslims hold a torch during the parade held to welcome Ramadan fasting month, in Bogor, Indonesia. Muslims around the world will mark the commencement of the holiest month in the Islamic calendar this week.

  • A view of presenting the provincial budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19 at Punjab Assembly in Lahore

  • Pakistani residents of Tezab Ahata Sultanpura protesting against land mafia, outside Lahore Press Club in Lahore

  • Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun presides over the Royal Ploughing Ceremony at Sanam Luang in Bangkok. The ancient traditional ceremony is held to mark the beginning of the rice farming season. Thousands of farmers converge in Bangkok for the annual event, which is believed to assure a successful planting season and an abundance of crops. This year the sacred oxen choose to eat grass, drink water and liquor leading to the traditional soothsayers predicts that the country will have adequate supply of water with abundant food and economic prosperity.

  • Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman, center with orange turban, head of a coalition of hard-line religious parties Mutahida Majlas-e-Amal or United Action Forum, raises hands with other coalition leaders during a rally held at Greater Iqbal Park in Lahore. Six mainstream religious parties of Pakistan had decided to restore Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), ten years after the political alliance was dissolved over differences”A coalition of hard-line religious parties launched their election campaign for upcoming parliamentary election.

  • Solidarity action from Masyarakat Sipil Jogja (Civil Society Jogja) gathered light the candles to pray together after bombing of four churches in Surabaya East Java.

  • Pakistani supporters of a coalition of hard-line religious parties Mutahida Majlas-e-Amal (MMA) or United Action Forum, waves flags” listen to their leaders during a rally held at Greater Iqbal Park in Lahore on May 13, 2018. Six mainstream religious parties of Pakistan had decided to restore Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), ten years after the political alliance was dissolved over differences”A coalition of hard-line religious parties launched their election campaign for upcoming parliamentary election.

  • People participate in Bhoto Jatra celebration or last day of a month-long Rato Machhendranath festival at Jawalakhel, Lalitpur. Guthi Sansthan personnel displays bejeweled Bhoto to people during Bhoto Jatra celebration.

  • Nepalese observe Bhoto Jatra (vest festival) during the celebration of Rato Machhindranath chariot festival. During Bhoto Jatra, a black jewel-studded vest (bhoto) is shown to the public by a priest.

  • Every time before the fasting month or Ramadhan, Madiun and surrounding communities conduct a grave pilgrimage to the ancestral graves of both family members, relatives and close relatives who have died. It has become a tradition, every pilgrim first clean the tomb graveyard area. Next read the holy verses of the Qur'an, pray and sow the flowers of caman

  • The Acehnese and 30 Islamic organizations held a defensive action for the Aqsa Mosque of Jerusalem. They attacked the US government led by Donald Trump who still insisted on moving his embassy to Jerusalem.

  • People participate in the chariot procession in celebration for the concluding almost a month-long Rato Machhendranath festival at Jawalakhel, Lalitpur. The festival concludes with Bhoto Jatra festival.

  • Ziarah Kubro is a tradition of the people of Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia, which is usually done a week before the holy month of Ramadan by visiting the graves of the first clerics and the founder of Palembang Darussalam Sultanate.

  • Pope Francis leads his Weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, Vatican on May 09, 2018.

  • People walk past Buddha statues for sale in a shop on Street in Bangkok for neighborhood like many ancient cities. Bangkok was once a city of artisan's neighborhoods and Bamrung Muang road, near Bangkok's present day city hall, was once the street where all the country's Buddha statues were made. It is the largest center of Buddhist supplies in Thailand. Not just statues but also monk's robes, candles, alms bowls, and pre-configured alms baskets are for sale along both sides of the street. Vichan Poti/Pacific Press

  • Youth clash with Indian government forces in Srinagar, Indian Administered Kashmir. Hundreds of youth took to the streets and clashes with Government forces against the Killings of 5 Civilians and 5 rebels during a gunfight in Shopian district of the Valley on 06 May 2018. Meanwhile curfew had been put in place to thwart the protests.

  • Supporters of the Sri Lankan Marxist political party Peoples' Liberation Front march during a rally to mark International Labor Day in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on May 07, 2018.

  • (EDITORS NOTE: Image depicts death.) Indian forces killed 5 rebels during a gunfight in Kashmir's Summer capital in Badigam village of Shopian district, Indian Administered Kashmir on 06 May 2018. 5 civilians were also killed and more than 100 injured as people clashed with forces near the gunfight site when they tried to give a safe escape to the rebels holding in a residential house.

  • Indian forces killed 3 rebels during a gunfight in Kashmir's Summer capital Srinagar, Indian Administered Kashmir on 05 May 2018. One of the civilian was also killed as people clashed with forces near the gunfight site.