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A boy takes part in prayers at Strasbourg’s new Grand Mosque, August 1, 2011. The mosque, which opened on Monday, held its first prayers to mark the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
President Obama released a statement Monday marking Ramadan, the Muslim holy month. The president also noted that he will again host a traditional iftar, a breaking of the fast that occurs after sunset.
In the video below, President Obama participates in a 2010 iftar:
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