A Bahraini man searches the sky over the Persian Gulf for the crescent moon in the western village of Karzakan, Bahrain, on Thursday, July 19, 2012. The new moon heralds the start of the Islamic holy ... more 
A Bahraini man searches the sky over the Persian Gulf for the crescent moon in the western village of Karzakan, Bahrain, on Thursday, July 19, 2012. The new moon heralds the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a time of fasting, prayer and charitable giving for Muslims worldwide. Bahrain announced Ramadan officially begins Friday in the kingdom. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali) less 
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Associated Press
Thu, Jul 19, 2012 5:00 PM EDT