Muslims in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during the Iftar meal.
A picture taken with a fisheye lens at the Dubai Marina neighbourhood on Mshows Muslims waiting prior to breaking fast at an Iftar outside a mosque during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Muslims pray after Iftar (breaking fast) at a mosque in the Dubai Marina neighbourhood.
A Pakistani volunteer distributes Iftar food for residents to break their fast along a street in Karachi.
Shiite Muslims break their fast during the Iftar dinner at Emamzadeh Saleh mosque in Tajrish square in northern Tehran.
A boy arranges rows of food for Iftar, the time for breaking the fast during the first day of the month of Ramadan at Wallajah Mosque in Chennai.
A boy arranges rows of food for Iftar, the time for breaking the fast during the first day of the month of Ramadan in Guwahati.
The world's nearly 1.5 billion Muslims on May 27 this year, began Ramadan, the holy month of dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers.
Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed during that month.
Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk.
Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities.
Motorcyclists ride past plates of Iftar foods placed for residents to break their fast along a street in Karachi, Pakistan.
A volunteer prepares plates of Iftar foods for residents to break their fast in Karachi, Pakistan.
Men prepare food for Iftar, the breaking of the day's fast, as part of the holy month of Ramadan in Pakistan.
Many Muslims believe that feeding someone iftar as a form of charity is very rewarding and that such was practised by the Prophet Muhammad.
Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan and is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together.
Traditionally but not mandatory, three dates are eaten to break the fast in emulation of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, who broke his fast in this manner.
Iftar is taken right after Maghrib time, which is around sunset.