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In photos: Ramadan in Fallujah one year after liberation

By Saif Ahmed in Anbar

A young Iraqi boy carries a tray of food to share with his neighbours after they break their fast, a Ramadan tradition that Iraqis have kept.

Players and spectators enjoy the traditional game of al-Muhaibis during Ramadan until the early morning hours.

A Fallujah resident waters the plants in the streets of his city, which has undergone major cleaning and rehabilitation campaigns after the ouster of the 'Islamic State of Iraq and Syria' in June 2016.

A bakery on Masaref street in Fallujah's busiest districts serves bread to fasters after iftar.

Families in Fallujah go out at night after breaking their fast to enjoy ice cream. The Fairuza ice cream shop, located on Mohamadiya street in central Fallujah, also offers entertainment for the children.

A crowd of Iraqis gathers at a Fallujah ice cream shop after iftar.

Iraqis flock to the Abdul Azizi mosque in Fallujah's Nazal neighbourhood after iftar for taraweeh prayers.

Iraq's famous tannoor bread bakes in a clay oven at a bakery on Masaref street in one of Fallujah's busiest districts.

Fallujah families have been enjoying evening outings and activities in the city this year after breaking their Ramadan fast.

This is the first time in years that the residents of the Anbar province city get to celebrate the holy Muslim month without any restrictions imposed on them by the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS).

The following photos were taken since May 26th, the first day of Ramadan this year, which will continue until June 24th.

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