Student from Ethiopia performs Friday prayers at National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur.
Ahmed Mohammed Abdella, a student from Ethiopia, wears a face mask and performs Friday prayers at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur August 12, 2005. Malaysians prayed for rain on Friday and a quick end to the country's worst pollution crisis in eight years as residents choked on acrid forest-fire smoke blowing in from neighbouring Indonesia. As the call to prayers echoed from mosques around the mainly Muslim country, the premier called for Muslims, Christians, Buddhists and Hindus to seek divine intervention to wash the skies of a week-long haze that has threatened public health. REUTERS/Kamarulzaman Russali KR/DY