Breaking the fast with fab food – The love of food and the importance of both the consumption and the abstinence of it is central to the holy month of Ramadan and the breaking of the fast know as Eid al-Fitr. For award winning British Bangladeshi chef Aktar Islam Eid it has always been a very special occasion: "It was when I'd get to see family and friends and, most of all I could eat myself silly, gorging on amazing Asian food."
The very versatile vermicelli – A typical Eid morning in the Islams' household would start with a plate of Shir Khurma for breakfast. This is a vermicelli and milk pudding, spiced with cardamom and cinnamon and served with an Indian rusk. Vermicelli noodles are a popular ingredient in a multitude of dishes and sweets eaten during Ramadan and Eid across the world. This photo shows an Indian worker drying the fine noodles in preparation for Eid.
Bringing people together – After the sweet noodle breakfast at home Aktar Islam and his family usually head to the mosque for prayer. Some mosques -- such as this one in Karachi, Pakistan -- will arrange big communal meals where worshippers will break the fast together.