Ramadan in Cairo is indeed a serious religious observance, with Muslims purifying themselves through self-restraint, good deeds and prayer during the day. But that it is also their faith's most festive holiday, and at night the city lights up with feasting and socializing.
Heading for the Pyramids of Giza. During Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, there are fewer tourists at the city's many historic sites.
A felucca, a wooden boat, piles the Nile.
The city's ancient Citadel.
Musicians perform a concert in downtown Cairo.
Sequoia is one of Cairo's most fashionable restaurants, featuring both Egyptian food and sushi. This is the place to visit as much for the people watching as the view of the Nile.
Ramadan lanterns glow outside a sweets shop.
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