In pictures: Ramadan's holiest night - Al Jazeera English

In pictures: Ramadan's holiest night

Throngs gathered at the famed al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to mark Laylat al-Qadr.

Wael Salaymeh |

Nearly 400,000 Palestinians gathered in Jerusalem at the famous al-Aqsa Mosque for Laylat al-Qadr, the holy night commemorating when the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammad.

Laylat al-Qadr is considered to be the most holy night of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month. The exact date of Laylat al-Qadr is disputed, but it is believed to have occurred on one of the last 10 days of the month. 

Israeli forces imposed tight security measures on Palestinians crossing borders to reach al-Aqsa, and enforced age limitations for admission.

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