- Title: Muslims hold mass Ramadan Friday prayer in Jerusalem's shrine
- Date: 2nd June 2017
- Summary: JERUSALEM (JUNE 2, 2017) (REUTERS) VIEW OF DOME OF THE ROCK AND AL-AQSA SHRINE, WHERE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MUSLIM WORSHIPPERS GATHERED TO PRAY ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF RAMADAN VARIOUS OF MUSLIMS PRAYING IN AL-AQSA COMPOUND MEN BENDING OVER, STANDING UP IN PRAYER VARIOUS OF MEN PRAYING CHILD AMONG MEN DURING PRAYER MORE OF PRAYERS PEOPLE IN AL-AQSA COMPOUND WITH DOME OF THE ROCK IN BACKGROUND MAN AND HIS LITTLE GIRL WITH DOME OF THE ROCK IN BACKGROUND WOMAN PRAYING OUTSIDE DOME OF THE ROCK PEOPLE IN COMPOUND VARIOUS OF MUSLIM WORSHIPPERS LEAVING OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM THROUGH ANCIENT GATE WIDE OF OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM
- Embargoed: 16th June 2017 13:40
- Keywords: Dome of the Rock al-Aqsa mosque Friday prayers Jerusalem Ramadan Muslims
- Location: JERUSALEM
- City: JERUSALEM
- Country: Jerusalem
- Topics: Religion/Belief,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JL38SN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Some 130,000 Muslim worshippers gathered at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque on Friday (June 2) to hold prayers on the first Friday of Ramadan.
The shrine is Islam's third holiest site and neighbours the Western Wall just outside, the site most holy for Jews.
The al-Aqsa compound, called Temple Mount by Jews, also includes the octagonal Dome of the Rock and stands on Israeli-controlled land.
Ramadan is the Muslim month of abstinence from food, drink and sex during daylight and is marked by festivities at night, with lanterns, balloons, firecrackers, feasts and visits.
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