Ramadan celebrations around the globe
Updated 1808 GMT (0208 HKT) May 3, 2021
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 will observe the month during a pandemic -- a reality that will, 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 will try to come together while staying physically apart. It's a challenge that many devout Muslims, determined to observe all the tenets of this holy month, say they are up for.