The Last Friday of Ramadan ~ Laylat Al Qadr in Palestine – in pictures

Palestinian men wait to cross the Qalandia checkpoint on their way to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at the Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Palestinian women come to cross the Qalandia checkpoint on their way to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at the Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Muslims around the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan where they refrain from eating, drinking, smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Palestinian Muslims queue between between concrete blocks at an Israeli checkpoint on the outskirts of the West Bank town of Bethlehem on August 26, 2011 to cross into Jerusalem to attend the last Friday prayer of the year's holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest shrine. (Photo credit MUSA AL-SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)

A Palestinian boy looks through a wall at women who attempt to pass the checkpoint on their way to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, early Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Muslims around the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan where they refrain from eating, drinking, smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

A Palestinian woman sits with a child as women attempt to pass the checkpoint on their way to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, early Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Muslims around the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan where they refrain from eating, drinking, smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Palestinian women attempt to pass the checkpoint on their way to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, early Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Muslims around the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan where they refrain from eating, drinking, smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

An Israeli border police officer tries to convince a Palestinian woman to go and board a bus, after the woman crossed the checkpoint on her way to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, early Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Muslims around the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan where they refrain from eating, drinking, smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

An Israeli border police officer checks documents of Palestinian women on their way to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at the Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Muslims around the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan where they refrain from eating, drinking, smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Palestinian women wait to pass the checkpoint on their way to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, early Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

 

Palestinian women wait to cross into Jerusalem at Israel's Qalandiya checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Ramallah, on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

 

A Palestinian girl has her papers checked as she crosses into Jerusalem from Israel's Qalandiya checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Ramallah, on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan August 26, 2011.

 

A Palestinian woman walks past a section of Israel's controversial barrier as she makes her way through security checks to cross into Jerusalem from Israel's Qalandiya checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Ramallah, on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

 

A section of the controversial Israeli barrier is seen in the background as Palestinian women pray at Israel's Qalandiya checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Ramallah, on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

 

An Israeli border policeman checks the identification of Palestinian women as they cross into Jerusalem from Israel's Qalandiya checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Ramallah, on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

 

A Palestinian man stands against a section of the controversial Israeli barrier as he looks at Israel's Qalandiya checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Ramallah, on the last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

 

A Palestinian woman waits to pass security checks as she crosses into Jerusalem from Israel's Qalandiya checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Ramallah, on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan August 26, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

 

Muslim prayers last Friday of Ramadan in Rehab Almsadjadalaqsy -- Wadhwa Muslim prayers the last Friday of Ramadan at Al Aqsa Mosque with thousands in attendance. Israel. 26th August 2011

Muslim prayers last Friday of Ramadan in Rehab Almsadjadalaqsy -- Wadhwa Muslim prayers the last Friday of Ramadan at Al Aqsa Mosque with thousands in attendance. Israel. 26th August 2011

Muslim prayers last Friday of Ramadan in Rehab Almsadjadalaqsy -- Wadhwa Muslim prayers the last Friday of Ramadan at Al Aqsa Mosque with thousands in attendance. Israel. 26th August 2011

Muslim prayers last Friday of Ramadan in Rehab Almsadjadalaqsy -- Wadhwa Muslim prayers the last Friday of Ramadan at Al Aqsa Mosque with thousands in attendance. 26th August 2011

Muslim prayers last Friday of Ramadan in Rehab Almsadjadalaqsy -- Wadhwa Muslim prayers the last Friday of Ramadan at Al Aqsa Mosque with thousands in attendance. 26th August 2011

Muslim prayers last Friday of Ramadan in Rehab Almsadjadalaqsy -- Wadhwa Muslim prayers the last Friday of Ramadan at Al Aqsa Mosque with thousands in attendance. . 26th August 2011

Palestinians pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in the Jerusalem's Old City, early Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Muslims around the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan where they refrain from eating, drinking, smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

Muslim prayers last Friday of Ramadan in Rehab Almsadjadalaqsy -- Wadhwa Muslim prayers the last Friday of Ramadan at Al Aqsa Mosque with thousands in attendance. 26th August 2011

Muslim prayers last Friday of Ramadan in Rehab Almsadjadalaqsy -- Wadhwa Muslim prayers the last Friday of Ramadan at Al Aqsa Mosque with thousands in attendance. 26th August 2011

Palestinian women pray inside the Al Aqsa Mosque, on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in the Jerusalem's Old City, early Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. . (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

A Palestinian woman sprinkles water on others to help them cool off, as they pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in the Jerusalem's Old City, early Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Muslims around the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan where they refrain from eating, drinking, smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

Muslim prayers last Friday of Ramadan in Rehab Almsadjadalaqsy -- Wadhwa Muslim prayers the last Friday of Ramadan at Al Aqsa Mosque with thousands in attendance. 26th August 2011

Muslim prayers last Friday of Ramadan in Rehab Almsadjadalaqsy -- Wadhwa Muslim prayers the last Friday of Ramadan at Al Aqsa Mosque with thousands in attendance. 26th August 2011

Muslims pray outside the Dome of the Rock mosque situated in the al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam?s third most holy site, on August 26, 2011, in Israeli annexed east Jerusalem, on the last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. (Photo credit AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Muslims pray outside the Dome of the Rock mosque situated in the al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam?s third most holy site, on August 26, 2011, in Israeli annexed east Jerusalem, on the last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. (Photo credit AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinians pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in the Jerusalem's Old City, early Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. . (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

Muslim prayers last Friday of Ramadan in Rehab Almsadjadalaqsy -- Wadhwa Muslim prayers the last Friday of Ramadan at Al Aqsa Mosque with thousands in attendance. 26th August 2011

Palestinian Muslim women pray inside the Dome of the Rock mosque situated in the al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam?s third most holy site, on August 26, 2011, in Israeli annexed east Jerusalem, on the last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. (Photo credit AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian Muslim women pray inside the Dome of the Rock mosque situated in the al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam?s third most holy site, on August 26, 2011, in Israeli annexed east Jerusalem, on the last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. (Photo credit AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Muslim prayers last Friday of Ramadan in Rehab Almsadjadalaqsy -- Wadhwa Muslim prayers the last Friday of Ramadan at Al Aqsa Mosque with thousands in attendance. 26th August 2011

Palestinian Muslim women pray outside the Dome of the Rock mosque situated in the al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam?s third most holy site, on August 26, 2011, in Israeli annexed east Jerusalem, on the last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. (Photo credit AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Muslim prayers last Friday of Ramadan in Rehab Almsadjadalaqsy -- Wadhwa Muslim prayers the last Friday of Ramadan at Al Aqsa Mosque with thousands in attendance. Israel. 26th August 2011

A Palestinian Muslim woman prays outside the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City during the Islamic anniversary Lailat al-Qader, also known as the Night of Power, on August 27, 2011. (Photo credit AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Muslim women pray during Laylat al-Qadr in front of the Dome of the Rock, on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City during the holy month of Ramadan August 27, 2011. Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Decree) is the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad by the angel Gabriel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A Muslim woman reads the Koran during Laylat al-Qadr in front of the Dome of the Rock, on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City during the holy month of Ramadan August 27, 2011. Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Decree) is the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad by the angel Gabriel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Muslim women pray during Laylat al-Qadr in front of the Dome of the Rock, on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City during the holy month of Ramadan August 27, 2011. Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Decree) is the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad by the angel Gabriel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Muslim women pray during Laylat al-Qadr in front of the Dome of the Rock, on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City during the holy month of Ramadan August 27, 2011. Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Decree) is the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad by the angel Gabriel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Muslim women read the Koran during Laylat al-Qadr in front of the Dome of the Rock, on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City during the holy month of Ramadan August 27, 2011. Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Decree) is the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad by the angel Gabriel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinian muslim worshippers pray outside the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City during the Islamic anniversary Lailat al-Qader, also known as the Night of Power, on August 27, 2011. (Photo credit AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Muslim women pray during Laylat al-Qadr in front of the Dome of the Rock, on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City during the holy month of Ramadan August 27, 2011. Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Decree) is the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad by the angel Gabriel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinian muslim worshippers pray outside the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City during the Islamic anniversary Lailat al-Qader, also known as the Night of Power, on August 27, 2011. (Photo credit AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian muslim worshippers pray outside the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City during the Islamic anniversary Lailat al-Qader, also known as the Night of Power, on August 27, 2011. (Photo credit AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian Muslim worshippers pray during Laylat Al Qadr prayers on the 27th day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the main mosque of Al Emari in Gaza City, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Laylat Al Qadr, the most important prayer of the fasting month, is the night Muslims commemorate the revelation of the first verses of the Quran to their prophet Mohammed through the angel Gabriel. Muslims spend the night in worship and devotion, praying for the souls of the dead. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Palestinian Muslim worshippers pray during Laylat Al Qadr prayers on the 27th day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in main mosque of Al Emari in Gaza City, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Laylat Al Qadr, the most important prayer of the fasting month, is the night Muslims commemorate the revelation of the first verses of the Quran to their prophet Mohammed through the angel Gabriel. Muslims spend the night in worship and devotion, praying for the souls of the dead. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Palestinians live Ramadan 27, the night of destiny, Laylat Al-Qadr, in the Gaza mosque. 27th August 2011

Palestinians live Ramadan 27, the night of destiny, Laylat Al-Qadr, in the Gaza mosque. 27th August 2011

Palestinian Muslim worshippers pray during Laylat Al Qadr prayers on the 27th day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in main mosque of Al Emari in Gaza City, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Laylat Al Qadr, the most important prayer of the fasting month, is the night Muslims commemorate the revelation of the first verses of the Quran to their prophet Mohammed through the angel Gabriel. Muslims spend the night in worship and devotion, praying for the souls of the dead. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Palestinians live Ramadan 27, the night of destiny, Laylat Al-Qadr, in the Gaza mosque. -- Palestinians live Ramadan 27, the night of destiny, Laylat Al-Qadr, in the Gaza mosque. 27th August 2011

Palestinians live Ramadan 27, the night of destiny, Laylat Al-Qadr, in the Gaza mosque. -- Palestinians live Ramadan 27, the night of destiny, Laylat Al-Qadr, in the Gaza mosque. 27th August 2011

Palestinians live Ramadan 27, the night of destiny, Laylat Al-Qadr, in the Gaza mosque. -- Palestinians live Ramadan 27, the night of destiny, Laylat Al-Qadr, in the Gaza mosque. 27th August 2011

Palestinians live Ramadan 27, the night of destiny, Laylat Al-Qadr, in the Gaza mosque. 27th August 2011

Palestinians live Ramadan 27, the night of destiny, Laylat Al-Qadr, in the Gaza mosque. -- Palestinians live Ramadan 27, the night of destiny, Laylat Al-Qadr, in the Gaza mosque. 27th August 2011

Palestinians live Ramadan 27, the night of destiny, Laylat Al-Qadr, in the Gaza mosque. 27th August 2011

Palestinians live Ramadan 27, the night of destiny, Laylat Al-Qadr, in the Gaza mosque. 27th August 2011

Palestinians live Ramadan 27, the night of destiny, Laylat Al-Qadr, in the Gaza mosque. -- Palestinians live Ramadan 27, the night of destiny, Laylat Al-Qadr, in the Gaza mosque. 27th August 2011

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