Ramadan on the Afghan frontline: after heavy fighting, hunger and boredom

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Kunduz fell to the Taliban, but in recent months coalition forces have won ground. Now, four weeks into Ramadan, fasting in 40C heat has taken its toll

For most of his adult life Juma Khan, a husky Afghan policeman, enjoyed breaking the Ramadan fast with his family after returning home from duty.

The evening Ramadan dinner, called iftar, is a moment shared not just by families, but by the entire country: at sunset, people gather over meals, always made with extra care, no matter how poor the family.

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