In Pictures: Breaking the fast

In Pictures: Breaking the fast
Afghan men cook bread in a bakery in Herat 
(AFP Photo)
Indonesian Muslims buy food and sweets to prepare iftar 
(AFP Photo)
Egyptians share iftar in Tahrir Square
(AFP Photo)
Kuwaiti employees prepare atayef  in Kuwait City  
(AFP Photo)
An Indian boy prepares food prior for iftar at Jama-e-Masjid Aiwan mosque in Hyderabad 
(AFP Photo)
A young Indian girl arranges plates before iftar at the Jama Masjid Mosque in New Delhi 
(AFP Photo)
A Palestinian vendor prepares traditional pancakes known as atayef in Gaza City
(AFP Photo)
Syrian people eat a charity Iftar meal in Bustan al-Qasr district of Aleppo 
(AFP Photo)
Pakistani  volunteers arrange drinks along a roadside for devotees to break their fast in Karachi 
(AFP Photo)
A vendor displays cakes called akok sold for breaking fast at a Ramadan bazaar in Kuala Lumpur 
(AFP Photo)
A Pakistani baker prepares Jalabi, a sweet to break the fast in Quetta 
(AFP Photo)
Pakistani man arranges iftar for devotees in Karachi 
(AFP Photo)
Free iftar meals are laid out for foreign workers in Dubai 
(AFP Photo)
Yemeni street vendors selling sweets in the capital Sanaa  
(AFP Photo)

During the long days of Ramadan, as people fast, they make preparations for iftar, the meal with which Muslims around the world break their fasts. Ingredients and desserts are bought from shops and street vendors alike and shortly before the sun goes down people gather in groups of all sizes to share breakfast.
Here are some of the ways this practice is celebrated around the world.

Photos by AFP

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