After sunset, LA’s muslims gather to break their Ramadan fast

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In West LA, Muslims break their daily Ramadan fast at sunset with an evening meal called iftar. Photo credit: Benjamin Gottlieb

Next week marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a time of prayer and reflection for roughly half a million Muslims living in Southern California. A big part of the holiday is fasting from dawn until sunset. But as the sun goes down each evening, family and friends gather to pray and share a meal.