Muslims Observe The First Day Of Ramadan

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Muslim women and children attend a special evening Ramadan prayer at... News PhotoAdult,Attending,Bestof,Child,Colombo,Dusk,Horizontal,Islam,Praying,Ramadan,Religion,Sri Lanka,Topics,Topix,WomenPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesCOLOMBO, SRI LANKA - JULY 10: Muslim women and children attend a special evening Ramadan prayer at the Juma Masjid July 10, 2013 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The ninth month of the Islamic calendar is observed as a month of fasting by Muslims across the globe. In Sri Lanka there are three distinct groups making up the Muslim community; the Sri Lankan Moors, the Indian Muslims and the Malays. Women in Sri Lanka are under pressure by the Budhist activist group, the Bodu Bala Sena to not wear the wear the traditional niqab. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)