The popular Big Picture from the Boston Globe has posted a new album of photos on Ramadan 2010 submitted by readers.
The photographs are full of colour, community, food and humour.
The album focuses on some of the enduring traditions of the festival wherever it is practiced but it also highlights the diversity of customs as Ramadan is observed in different countries of the world.
The image displayed on this post (courtesy of the Big Picture) was submitted by Borisz Merei and it has a distinct UAE flavour. It bears this caption:
“Open doors, open minds: Emiratis and expats share an Iftar and talk about Islam—about the things that make us different and the things that make us all [the] same.”
The scene is of the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, in Dubai on 3 September 2010.