US Muslims observe first day of Ramadan

There are close to 2.6 million Muslims in US, forming minority of less than 1% of the population
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Arshad Khan and his son Saed Khan, 6, pray together on the evening of the first day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Greater Miami on August 1, 2011 in Miami, Florida. Worldwide Muslims honor Ramadan with the sighting of the new moon and is marked with fasting each morning at dawn and ends in the evening at dusk of each day for the next month, culminating in the three-day Eid ul-Fitr celebration (Getty Images)
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Hyder Huzri, 2, waits as his father and others pray during an evening prayer on the first day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Greater Miami on August 1, 2011 in Miami, Florida. Worldwide Muslims honor Ramadan with the sighting of the new moon and is marked with fasting each morning at dawn and ends in the evening at dusk of each day for the next month, culminating in the three-day Eid ul-Fitr celebration (Getty Images)
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Shaukat Ali (R) prays during an evening prayer on the first day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Greater Miami on August 1, 2011 in Miami, Florida. Worldwide Muslims honor Ramadan with the sighting of the new moon and is marked with fasting each morning at dawn and ends in the evening at dusk of each day for the next month, culminating in the three-day Eid ul-Fitr celebration (Getty Images)
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Hyder Huzri, 2, waits as his father and others pray during an evening prayer on the first day of Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Greater Miami on August 1, 2011 in Miami, Florida. Worldwide Muslims honor Ramadan with the sighting of the new moon and is marked with fasting each morning at dawn and ends in the evening at dusk of each day for the next month, culminating in the three-day Eid ul-Fitr celebration. (Getty Images)
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A Palestinian boy plays with fireworks to celebrate the beginning of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in the town of Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on July 31, 2011. Throughout the holy month of Ramadan devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset when they break the fast with the Iftar meal. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinians play with fireworks to celebrate the beginning of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in the town of Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on July 31, 2011. Throughout the holy month of Ramadan devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset when they break the fast with the Iftar meal. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A man cleans a carpet inside a mosque a day before the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan begins in Kuala Lumpur on July 31, 2011. Malaysians will welcome the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on August 1. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Malaysian Muslim boy reads from the Koran inside a mosque a day before the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan begins in Kuala Lumpur on July 31, 2011. Malaysians will welcome the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on August 1. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A vendor displays a variety of dates a day before the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan begins in Kuala Lumpur on July 31, 2011. Malaysians will welcome the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on August 1. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Palestinian boy plays with fireworks to celebrate the beginning of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in the town of Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on July 31, 2011. Throughout the holy month of Ramadan devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset when they break the fast with the Iftar meal. (AFP/Getty Images)