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Muslims celebrate Islamic holy month of Ramadan in 2021 as COVID-19 pandemic continues

USA TODAY Logo By David Baratz, USA TODAY of USA TODAY | Slide 1 of 55: This general view shows Muslims gathering in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 7,2021 at Meskel square to break the fast at sunset during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. - Tens of thousands of Ethiopian Muslims gathered at a central square in the capital for a massive evening iftar meal, praying for peace at a time of national upheaval. Muslims make up about one third of the country's population of 110 million, outnumbered by Orthodox Christians. Tuesday's event, the Grand Ethiopian Street Iftar, was originally supposed to happen on Sunday night, but security forces wielding batons and tear gas broke it up. The government said the altercations were a result of a miscommunication between officials and organizers, but some Muslims leaders said they took offense at the slight.

This general view shows Muslims gathering in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 7,2021 at Meskel square to break the fast at sunset during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. - Tens of thousands of Ethiopian Muslims gathered at a central square in the capital for a massive evening iftar meal, praying for peace at a time of national upheaval. Muslims make up about one third of the country's population of 110 million, outnumbered by Orthodox Christians. Tuesday's event, the Grand Ethiopian Street Iftar, was originally supposed to happen on Sunday night, but security forces wielding batons and tear gas broke it up. The government said the altercations were a result of a miscommunication between officials and organizers, but some Muslims leaders said they took offense at the slight.
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