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A Multitude Of Faithful

Sun., Jan. 25, 1998

More than 350,000 Muslim worshipers fill the Al Aqsa compound in Jerusalem, above, on Friday for the conclusion of Ramadan. In the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 1.5 million Muslims flocked to the Grand Mosque for the last day of sermons. Ramadan marks the revelation of Islam’s holy book, the Koran, to the Prophet Mohammed 1,400 years ago. During Ramadan, which started Dec. 30, Muslims are forbidden to eat, drink or have sexual intercourse between sunrise and sunset.

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