Pastry vendors serve customers as they make purchases ahead of the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Rabat on July 20, 2012.  Muslims across the world are preparing to observe the holy month of Ramadan, abstaining from consuming food and drink from dawn to dusk. 
AFP PHOTO / ABDELHAK SENNA        (Photo credit should read ABDELHAK SENNA/AFP/GettyImages)