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Ramadan: An alternate view

Religion

1 A Muslim man reads the Koran while observing a spiritual seclusion called Itikaf at the East London Mosque on July 24, 2014 in London, England. 
2 Islamic literature sits on shelves in the library at the East London Mosque. 
3 Pages in a Koran at the East London Mosque. 
4 Food for Iftar, the evening meal during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. 
5 Muslim men break fast with Iftar at the East London Mosque. 
6 Muslim women try on clothes ahead of Eid in a shop outside the East London Mosque. 
7 A muezzin leads the call to prayer in a private room at the East London Mosque 
8 A general view of the East London Mosque on July 24, 2014 in London, England. 
9 The prayer congregation waits for the Imam at the East London Mosque. 
10 Prayers are observed during Ramadan at the East London Mosque. 
11 A Muslim man in traditional headwear reads the Koran. 
12 Muslim men leave after prayer during Ramadan at the East London Mosque. 
13 A Muslim man reads the Koran while observing a spiritual seclusion called Itikaf. 
14 A Muslim man reads the Koran while observing a spiritual seclusion.