Countries around the world prepare for Ramadan

Palestinians added the final touches to Jerusalem's Muslim holy site, as the city prepares to receive huge numbers of worshippers during the fasting month of Ramadan.

A market in downtown Amman was crammed with shoppers on the eve of Ramadan all with one purpose: buying Ramadan decorations to beat the lockdown blues.

Muslim worshippers gathered for Taraweeh (evening) prayers in Indonesia's Depok, West Java to mark the start of the holy fasting month.

Markets in the Afghan capital Kabul were busier than usual as people bought food and special treats for Iftar, the meal eaten at sunset each evening when the fast is broken.

Egyptians crowded the streets of the capital, shopping for traditional ornaments and sweets in preparation for a fuller Ramadan.