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Muslims around the world mark start of Ramadan

Muslims around the world have begun marking the holy month of Ramadan.

Islam requires all Muslims to abstain from food, water or smoking during daylight hours throughout the festival. In some areas, the gruelling challenge is being made worse by soaring temperatures and frequent power cuts.

Humphrey Hawksley reports.

  • 11 Aug 2010
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