Wednesday, September 24, 2008

In Photos: Observing Ramadan Across the Globe

The al-Zaim family of Duxbury, Massachusetts sits, gathered together for their Iftar dinner, the meal that breaks the fast, after 7 p.m. on September 14.

A young boy sleeps in a mosque on September 1 while waiting to break his fast in Makassar, Indonesia.

Symbolizing the faith of Islam, the crescent moon is seen at sunset on top of the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan on September 16.

A seller of traditional Syrian sweets calls out for customers in the Meidan Quarter of Damascus on September 2.

A Palestinian man reads from the Qur'an in a mosque in West Bank city of Jenin on September 11.

Palestinian women lead young girls through the Kalandia checkpoint (Israeli), on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah, as they cross to Jerusalem to attend Friday prayers at the sacred al-Aqsa Mosque compound on September 19.

A Palestinian girl prays inside a mosque in the West Bank city of Ramallah on September 17.

A Palestinian boy holds a homemade sparkler firework after breaking his fast at the end of the second day of Ramadan in the West Bank city of Ramallah on September 2.

A Pakistani man offers Friday prayers atop a mosque roof in Peshawar, Pakistan on September 5.

Israeli border police at the Kalandia checkpoint outside of Ramallah try to hold back Palestinians on their way to pray at the sacred al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City. Notice the infamous Israeli wall.

A young boy prepares food for the Iftar, the evening meal that breaks the daily fast, on the first day of Ramadan for many Muslims at the Memon Mosque in Karachi, Pakistan on September 2.

Kashmiri Muslims pray inside the Great Mosque in Srinigar, Kashmir on the first Friday of Ramadan, September 5. Note the enotions while praying to God.

A stall worker prepares roast chicken wings to be sold at a Ramadan bazaar in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the breaking of the fast on September 5.

Indonesian men attend Friday prayers at the Istiqlal Mosque, the biggest in Southeast Asia, in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday, September 12.

A small Kashmiri boy stands amidst praying men inside the Grand Mosque in Srinigar, Kashmir on September 5.


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