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Muslim boys pray before eating 'aftari' (or iftar), the evening meal with fruits, vegetables and sweets, which breaks their daily fasting routine during Ramadan at the Jamia school in Kathmandu, Nepal, 21 July 2012.
(A view of a dish of 'aftari' (or iftar), the evening meal with fruits, vegetables and sweets, as Muslim schoolboys wait to break their daily fasting routine during Ramadan at the Jamia school in Kathmandu, Nepal, 21 July 2012.)(EPA)
Around 30 students from within the country as well as from neighboring India are accommodated at the Islamic Jamia Gaushia Ahsanual Barkat boys' school, many of them coming from poor families.
(An elderly Muslim kitchen staff eats 'aftari' (or iftar), the evening meal which breaks the fast during Ramadan at the Jamia school in Kathmandu, Nepal, 21 July 2012.) (EPA)
The fasting month of Ramadan is a testing time for the students who have to find the concentration to study on an empty stomach because they have to refrain from consuming food, drinking water and smoking.
(Muslim schoolboy Mohamad Saddam, aged 14, calls for the evening prayer during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan at the Jamia school in Kathmandu, Nepal, 27 July 2012.) (EPA)
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