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Javanese Muslims Prepare For Ramadan With Padusan Ritual

A Javanese Muslim woman takes a bath on the beach as she prepares for Ramadan with padusan ritual at Parangtritis beach in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on June 27, 2014. Padusan ritual has the purpose of purifying people welcoming the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan, observed by Muslims worldwide, is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and is a holy month of fasting, prayer and recitation of the Quran. By Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images.