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A Palestinian boys play with fire crackers as they celebrate the beginning of Ramadan, a holy month of dawn-to-dusk fasting, festivities and abstinence in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip on 20 August 2009. The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins Saturday 22 August, is traditionally determined by the sighting of a new crescent moon, often dividing rival Islamic countries and sects over the exact date.  Photo By Abed Rahim Khatib