In photos: Ramadan around the world

Millions of Muslims around the world welcomed the holy month of Ramadan on Wednesday. Ramadan unifies Muslims who live in different countries through such rituals as prayer, reading the holy Quran, and breaking fast outdoors with family.

The length of time spent fasting every day varies around the world. Muslims living in Europe will fast the longest.  Indeed, Muslims in Denmark will fast for a maximum of 21 hours while Muslims in Argentina will fast for the shortest amount of time, or only nine and a half hours.

First day of Ramadan in Gaza

 

First day of Ramadan in Paris 

France

First day of Ramadan in Belgrade

Belgrade

First day of Ramadan in Turkey 

Turkey

First day of Ramadan in Afghanistan

Afghanistan

First day of Ramadan in Cote d'Ivoire 

Cote d'Ivoire

First day of Ramadan in Jerusalem

Jerusalem

First day of Ramadan in Cairo

Egypt