Muslim communities prepare for start of Ramadan
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The Muslim holy month of Ramadan will begin Friday, and preparations are in full swing around the world.  

As followers of Islam prepare for a month of fasting, introspection and prayers, marketplaces are bustling with shoppers and decorative adornments.  

Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims as the month Muhammad received the initial revelations of the Quran.  Lanterns and crescents are two symbols of the holy month of Ramadan.

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