Ramzan 2016: Iftars From Around The World

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    A Muslim family posing for a photograph before breaking their fast, top, and their meal, bottom, during the holy month of Ramadan in Tucker.

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    A Chinese Muslim women posing before breaking their fast, top, and their meal, bottom, during the holy month of Ramadan at Niujie Mosque in Beijing, China.

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    An Iraqi family waiting to break their fast, top, and their meal, bottom, during the holy month of Ramadan in Baghdad, Iraq. Many cultures also share in special culinary delights particular to the month of fasting. Across much of the Arab world, a juice made from sweet apricots is a staple of Ramadan iftars.

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    An Iranian Muslim family waiting to break their fast, top, and their meal, bottom, during the holy month of Ramadan in Tehran, Iran. After a long day of fasting, the moment of pay-off finally comes in the form of 'iftar', the evening meal that breaks the fast.

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    The Aazzab family waiting to break their fast, top, and their meal, bottom, during the holy month of Ramadan in Casablanca, Morocco. 'iftar', or the evening meal that breaks the fast is a social event as much as it is a gastronomical adventure. The celebratory meals give people reason to reconnect with friends and family, and gather around shared platters of food.

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    Photograph shows a Malaysian Muslim family waiting to break their fast, top, and their meal, bottom, during the holy month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After a long day of fasting, the moment of pay-off finally comes in the form of 'iftar'.

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    A Sudanese family waiting to break their fast, top, and their meal, bottom, during the holy month of Ramadan on the outskirts of Khartoum, Sudan. For more than 1,400 years, many Muslims have been breaking fast in the same way the Prophet Muhammad did: with a handful of dates and a sip of water.

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    The Hammami family waiting to break their fast, top, and their meal, bottom, during the holy month of Ramadan in the Bardo neighborhood near the Tunisian capital, Tunis.

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    A Muslim family waiting to break their fast, top, and their meal, bottom, during the holy month of Ramadan at their home in Kabul, Afghanistan. Fasting is a physical and mental exercise meant to draw worshippers closer to God and increase empathy for the poor.

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    A Muslim family waiting to break their fast, top, and their meal, bottom, during the holy month of Ramadan in Nairobi, Kenya. The celebratory meals give people reason to reconnect with friends and family, and gather around shared platters of food.

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    A Muslim family waiting to break their fast, top, and their meal, bottom, during the holy month of Ramadan in Istanbul, Turkey. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, one Istanbul's landmarks is seen at background. Fasting is a physical and mental exercise meant to draw worshippers closer to God and increase empathy for the poor.

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    Photograph shows Imam Siswanto, left, waiting to break his fast with his family, top, and their meal, bottom, during the holy month of Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia. Fasting is a physical and mental exercise meant to draw worshippers closer to God and increase empathy for the poor.

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    An Iraqi family waiting to break their fast during the hold month of Ramadan in Basra, Iraq. For millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink every day during Islam's holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling fast is by far the most anticipated moment of the day.

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    A Muslim family saying prayers before breaking their fast, top, and their meal, bottom, during the holy month of Ramadan in Kano, Nigeria.

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    A Muslim family waiting to break their fast, top, and their meal, bottom, during the holy month of Ramadan in Sydney, Australia.

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    A Syrian refugee family waiting to break their fast, top, and their meal, bottom, during the holy month of Ramadan, next to the Temporary Centre for Immigrants in the Spanish enclave of Melilla, Spain.

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    Iranian women attend an Iftar, the evening meal in which Muslims break their fast at the time of sunset, in the first day of Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at the shrine of Shiite Saint Abdulazim during in Shahr-e-Ray, south of Tehran, Iran. For believers, Ramadan is meant to be a time of reflection and worship, remembering the hardships of others and being charitable.

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    Indian Muslims perform Wudhu moments before Iftar, the sunset meal when Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan, at the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi. Muslims throughout the world are marking Ramadan a month of fasting during which observant Muslims abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset.

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    A Yemeni vendor displays a variety of dates, traditionally eaten after breaking the fast, on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in a market in the Old City of Sanaa, Yemen. Ramadan starts this weekend, with Yemen starting a day before most other countries, and is marked by daily fasting from dawn to sunset.

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    An Indian Muslim reads holy book as others wait to breakfast on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at the Jama Mosque in New Delhi, India. During this month the world's estimated 1.6 billion Muslims will abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset.

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    Indian Muslims having breakfast on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at the Jama Mosque in New Delhi, India.

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    A displaced Iraqi man, distributes rice and meat during a communal meal for Muslims to break their fast on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, at a camp for displaced Iraqis who fled from Mosul and other towns.

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    A displaced Iraqi woman and others receive food from an Iraqi charity organization at a camp for displaced Iraqis who fled from Mosul and other towns, in the Khazer area outside Irbil, northern Iraq.

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