An elderly man reads verses of the Quran, Islam's holy book, on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan in the grand Mosque in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, July 10, 20

 

              An elderly man reads verses of the Quran, Islam
An elderly man reads verses of the Quran, Islam's holy book, on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan in the grand Mosque in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Muslims began observing the dawn-to-dusk fast for the month of Ramadan across the Middle East on Wednesday, even as the region is shaken by the crisis in Egypt and the U.N. food agency warned that Syria's civil war has left 7 million people in need of food aid. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)