World Lens — Week in Review: July 26

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  • Caribbean nations send 300 delegates to AIDS 2012
  • Cuba’s cancels carnival parades over cholera outbreak
  • Holy month of Ramadan begins
  • Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir
  • America’s religious right touts anti-gay laws in Africa
  • Drug-resistant AIDS poses an increased threat
  • Ghana’s President John Atta Mills dies at age 68
  • British newspaper The Voice was granted access to the 2012 Olympic games.
  • Oprah Winfrey visits India
  • Nine Ivorian women sentenced over genital mutilation
  • Haitians sue U.S. Catholic school over sexual abuse

Holy Month of Ramadan Begins

Muslims around the world began celebrating Ramadan Thursday evening. A major tenet of Islamic faith, observing Ramadan requires Muslims to show devotion to God by maintaining the discipline to abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex between dawn and sunset for one month.  (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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