The Rituals Of Ramadan - in Pictures
Getty Images photographer Dan Kitwood captures sights at an East London mosque during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar - 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.
Top & middle picture: 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.
Bottom picture: Prayers are observed during Ramadan at the East London Mosque on July 24, 2014 in London, England.
All photos by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
(Editors note: pictures Image was created with an iPhone and processed using digital filters)
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