CNN PRODUCER NOTE Azmi Street in Tripoli, Lebanon was the setting for a Ramadan march of peace in these images by iReporter ichalhoub. Ramadan is the Muslim holy month, when followers across the world spend their time fasting and in contemplation. "Despite the difficulty ... during this month, especially this year with the heat waves, [Muslims] organize special nights and evenings," he told CNN. "Shops open at night, unlike the other months of the year, and people go out or visit each other. They also eat together. Some people come from abroad to share Ramadan with their families." Ramadan will end in a month's time with the festival of Eid.
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
Tripoli – Lebanon. With the advent of Ramadan, Muslims month of lent, a group of Muslims decided to express their strong conviction that this month should bring peace to Tripoli especially after the recurrent clashes. The group who call themselves the house of literature, science, & development, led by a young man called Mohamed Deeb gathered some children, women, & men for a march in few of Tripoli’s main streets. They were escorted by a band of traditional Ramadan music to “spread the spirit of peace throughout the holy month”, said Deeb. He also added that “this procession is to insist on the fact that we are against fighting in our city and all through Lebanon”. You may listen to the music played by the traditional band in the recorded audio file (podcast). Photos and podcast taken on July 19, 2012.
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