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In photos: Ramadan in Palestine
IMEU, Sep 23, 2008

The month of Ramadan is the holiest time of the year for Palestine's Muslim population. The observant refrain from consuming food and beverages from sunrise to sunset, and each evening a veritable feast unfolds on the tables of Palestinian Muslim families. During this Ramadan season, the IMEU presents a series of photos depicting Ramadan as it is practiced today in Palestine.








Foods of Ramadan

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Palestinians prepare the traditional Ramadan desert katayif in a sweet shop in Nablus. (Rami Swidan)

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A street vendor displays special large-size falafel balls for Ramadan in Qalqilia. (Khaleel Reash)

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A street vendor displays traditional sweets for Ramadan in the historic Old City of Nablus. (Rami Swidan)

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A time for piety

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A man reads the holy Quran at a mosque in Gaza City. (Hatem Omar)

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An elderly Palestinian man reads the Quran in the al-Omari mosque in Gaza City. (Hatem Omar)

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Palestinian men rest before afternoon prayers at a mosque in Gaza City. (Wissam Nassar)

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Alive by night

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Palestinians watch a dance performance as part of Hebron's Nights of Ramadan cultural heritage performance series. (Mamoun Wazwaz)

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A Palestinian man smokes a water pipe in a cafe in central Gaza City after ending the daily fast of Ramadan. (Wissam Nassar)

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A Palestinian child lights fireworks to celebrate Ramadan in the Gaza Strip. (Hatem Omar)

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Difficulties celebrating under occupation

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Palestinian Muslim worshipers cross an Israeli military checkpoint between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, en route to pray at the Al-Aqsa mosque, Islam's third holiest site. (Luay Sababa)

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A Palestinian refugee child waits to fill containers with water at a United Nations aid distribution center in the southern Gaza Strip. (Hatem Omar)

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Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad celebrates the traditional iftar, or evening meal, with children at a charitable society in the West Bank. (Mustafa Abu Daya)

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All photographs © Maan Images


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