PHOTO: Ramadan begins around the world

BY Justin Scuiletti  June 27, 2014 at 3:52 PM EST
Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images

Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images

Muslims in Maguidanao, Philippines prayed outside a mosque Friday, marking the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is observed by Muslims around the world by fasting from sunrise to sunset, in addition to marking a time of increased prayer and charity.