"Ramadan Splash" Lower Egypt


Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting, which means no food or drink between sunrise and sunset.  The dates for Ramadan shift every year by about 11 days, depending on the lunar calendar rather than the solar calendar.  This year, Ramadan was right in the middle of summer.

It's 4:59pm, about 43c, and this man hasn't had anything to drink in about 10 and a half hours.  He wants to jump into the Nile.


August 23rd, 2010