Devout Muslims fast in the holy month of Ramazan. The fast commence from the time of dawn (at the time of Fajr prayers) and conclude at dusk (at the time of Maghrib prayers).
A typical Iftar meal, which is used to break the fast is composed of milk, water, dates and juice. However, each country has different items on the menu come Ramazan, suited to its own cultures and traditions.
1. Karachi, Pakistan
Pakistani volunteers arrange Iftar meals in various plates outside a local mosque.
2. Jakarta, Indonesia
Mostly office workers can be seen shopping for Iftar at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia. Fried edible items can be seen in the picture.
3. Doha, Qatar
Muslims outside a mosque take to their iftar meal. After a day of fasting, a Muslim is seen gulping down orange juice whilst others have a sumptuous rice-dish to fill their hunger pangs.
4. Mogadishu, Somalia
Somali families are given iftar meal by a Qatari charity organization.
5. Baghdad, Iraq
A boy and a girl eat free food outside the Abdul Khader al-Kilani mosque in Baghdad.
6. Cairo, Egypt
A man brings several food plates for people, who are about to break their fast after a whole day. During the holy month of Ramazan, this restaurant offers free food to those who fast.
Devout Muslims break their fast in huge numbers in India.
8. Dhaka, Bangladesh
A vendor in Bangladesh sells fried delicacies for Iftar.