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Image of Asia: Ramadan in Malaysia

A religious student walks in the National Mosque during Islam's holy month of Ramadan, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday, June 26, 2015. During Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk.
A religious student walks in the National Mosque during Islam's holy month of Ramadan, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday, June 26, 2015. During Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk.
Joshua Paul, Associated Press

In this photo by Joshua Paul, a Malaysian religious student walks in the National Mosque during Islam's holiest month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, which is intended to be a monthlong spiritual cleansing and an exercise is self-restraint, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. Two-thirds of Malaysia's 30 million people are Muslim. Friday prayers at mosques usually include special Quran-reading sessions.