Middle East

  • A mother and child after mass Friday prayers inside Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, July 4, 2014.
  • Praying by the roadside in front of Al-Saite Mosque in Baseco, Tondo city, metro Manila, July 4, 2014.
  • Youths praying atop motorcycle taxis in front of Al-Satie Mosque in Baseco, Tondo city, metro Manila, July 4, 2014.
  • Breaking fast at Karachi's Cantonment railway station, Pakistan, July 2, 2014.
  • Al-Saleh mosque at night in Sana'a, Yemen, July 2, 2014.
  • A street vendor sells food for iftar, the meal that breaks the fast at sunset, at Benhill food market during the holy month of Ramadan, Jakarta, June 30, 2014.
  • A displaced Iraqi girl waits with others for a communal meal to break their fast at sunset during the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, outside Irbil, northern Iraq, June 29, 2014.
  • Palestinian vendors make pancakes for sale. The pancakes are usually filled with cheese or nuts and made at home, in the West Bank city of Jenin, June 29, 2014.
  • Iraqi refugees who fled from the violence in Mosul line up to receive free food during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, inside the Khazer refugee camp on the outskirts of Irbil, Iraq, June 29, 2014.
  • A boy sells sweet bread on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in the Al-Fardous neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, June 29, 2014.
  • People break their fast, eating for free from charity tables on the street during the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, in Cairo, June 29, 2014.
  • Men pray before breaking their fast on the first day of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, June 29, 2014.

Observing Ramadan

Published June 30, 2014

Muslims are observing the fasting month of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, during which observant believers fast from dawn to dusk.


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