Ramadan: An alternate view

A Muslim man reads the Koran
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.
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is a time when Muslims around the world observe their faith by fasting from sunrise to sunset, abstain from impure thoughts, read the Koran, pray, and think of God. Ramadan ends on July 29, making way for the Muslim holiday of Eid, which marks the end of 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Getty photojournalist Dan Kitwood offers this alternate view of Ramadan, at a London mosque, in black and white images created and edited on a smartphone.

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