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Breaking the Ramadan fast

1 Halima Muhammed greeted a Turkish friend before Iftar in Edina, Minn. Monday, Sept. 6, 2010. Muhammed attended school in Turkey, and she and a few friends invited members of the Turkish community to join them for the nightly Ramadan ritual. 
2 Liban Karshe shared stories with a group of children before Iftar in Edina on Monday, Sept. 6, 2010. 
3 A date is traditionally the first food eaten at Iftar when the daily fast is broken. 
4 Members of the Twin Cities' Turkish community fill their plates with traditional Somali dishes during Iftar. 
5 Muslim men gather to pray after breaking their fasts in Edina, Minn. Monday, Sept. 6, 2010.