Muslims gather for an Eid al-Fitr prayer, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Bradford Central Mosque in Bradford, England, on Thursday, May 13.
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Ramadan celebrations around the globe

Updated 1621 GMT (0021 HKT) May 13, 2021

Muslims gather for an Eid al-Fitr prayer, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Bradford Central Mosque in Bradford, England, on Thursday, May 13.
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In many parts of the Muslim world, the holy month of Ramadan began on April 12. For the second year in a row, practicing Muslims observed the month during a pandemic -- a reality that would, again, disrupt age-old communal traditions for many.

The daily Ramadan fast is broken at dusk, not just with food and drink but with a gathering of friends, family and colleagues. It's also a time when financially secure Muslims are encouraged to feed poorer families in their larger communities.

Once again, Muslim communities tried to come together while staying physically apart.