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Ramadan begins: Holy month affected by global virus outbreak

As Muslims around the world begin to observe Ramadan by fasting the virus pandemic is altering religious traditions.

From Bamako to Baghdad, Muslims have traditionally broken the day’s fast during Ramadan with a shared meal.

But in the age of social distancing and tight restrictions many of the communal rituals will not be observed this year.

Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reports.