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GAZA CITY, GAZA: A Palestinian dawn awakener, Al-Musaharati in Arabic, beats his drum to wake Muslims up for a meal before sunrise in preparation of the fast. This ancient profession is almost extinct as people use alarm clocks.

BITLIS, TURKEY: Cattle and shepherds travel among the dust through the tablelands of Mount Nemrut during sunset in the Tatvan district of Bitlis.

GAZA CITY, GAZA: A Palestinian man reads the Quran in a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan.

MUGLA, TURKEY: Tourists enjoy a mud bath near the Karacay river in Mugla.

GAZA CITY, GAZA: Mohammed Abdo, 53, at his workshop. Abdo learnt the skills of the trade from his father who was a coppersmith for nearly 40 years. He is the only person who makes models of crescents in Gaza and the West Bank.

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