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A glimpse of Ramadan around the world

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.

(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.


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Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow joined Religion News Service in March 2012 as Photo/Multimedia Editor. She is a photographer and editor based in Kansas City. Morrow has worked as a multimedia editor and photographer at Newsday, The Des Moines Register, and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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  • Images of the Fast largely consist of images of food.

    Lol, that’s just cruel…