A Palestinian girl reads the Quran during the holy fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on June 8, 2016. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-RAMADAN-WORLD, originally transmitted on June 9, 2016.

A glimpse of Ramadan around the world

(RNS) Muslims around the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan, during which many are fasting from sunup to sunset. The month commemorates the revelation of the Quran and is a time of prayer and reflection, and typically large evening meals featuring special foods, which vary across cultures. This slideshow offers a glimpse of the observances around the world.