U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at an iftar dinner, the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset during Ramadan, at the White House in Washington August 10, 2012. Reuters.
Bangladeshi Muslims rest at the National Mosque of Bangladesh, Baitul Mukarram during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Dhaka on August 13, 2012. During Ramadan Muslims are required to abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until dusk as life slips into a lower gear during the day. Activity peaks with the breaking of the fast at sunset and another meal before sunrise. Getty Images.
Palestinian women walk past a section of Israel's controversial barrier at Qalandiya checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Ramallah, on the fourth Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, August 10, 2012. Reuters.
A pupil walks at Zaouia Ait Koufi in Tizi Ouzou, east of Algiers, during the holy month of Ramadan August 8, 2012. Reuters.