EPA 2012-08-10 17:15:13 Ramadan in Kasmir
Kashmiri Muslim women pray as the head priest (not pictured) displays the holy relic believed to be hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammed, during special prayers to observe the Martyr Day of Hazrat Ali, cousin of Prophet Mohammed, on the 21st day of Ramadan, at the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 10 August 2012. Hazrat Ali was martyred on the 21st day of the holy month of Ramadan some 1,400 years ago. During Ramadan, physically mature and healthy Muslims have to abstain from food, drink, tobacco use and sex from dawn to sunset. EPA/FAROOQ KHAN
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