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    INTRODUCTION: The world's 750 million Moslems are now observing the holy month of Ramadan.

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    GV King Hussein (on right) in Bedouin dress greeting Bedouin leaders (2 SHOTS)
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    GV Hussein in mosque with Bedouins, praying
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    3.
    SCU Religious official leading prayers
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    GV ZOOM TO SV PAN King Hussein in group, praying
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    GV Streets in Amman
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    6.
    GV Mosque
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    7.
    SVs People washing and praying inside mosque
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    8.
    SVs Man making sweets, selling them at stall (3 shots)
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    Background: INTRODUCTION: The world's 750 million Moslems are now observing the holy month of Ramadan. During this time, they must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn to dusk. Among Islamic countries observing Ramadan is Jordan where King Hussein joined Bedouin leaders on Monday (13 july) for a banquet after a day of fasting and prayers.

    SYNOPSIS:
    During the banquet, King hussein wore the same traditional dress as his Bedouin guests. The banquet, at the Royal Palace, was also attended by the Prime Minister, leading judges and other officials.

    It followed a day of fasting and prayers. The King, surrounded by colleagues, bowed as low chanting began.

    Ramadan recalls the month when, according to Moslem belief, the Angel Gabriel imparted the wisdom of the Koran to the prophet Mohammad in a cave near Makkah nearly 14 centuries ago. Today it is a period of atonement, when Moslems make their peace with God, and work for the supremacy of soul over body.

    In many Islamic societies, Moslems have been criticised for making Ramadan a month of night time revelry to compensate for the rigours of the day. But there were few signs of it in Amman this year.

    After the washing and the prayers in the city mosques, mostly people hurried home with traditional sweets -- called Khataief -- for consumption when the sun goes down. The past few years have experienced in rekindling of traditional Islamic values, in Iran and elsewhere. Thousands continue to observe the teachings of Ramadan faithfully, gathering regularly for noon prayers and keeping strictly to the ruled of fasting laid down in the Koran.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9BE8MTSV2PU9IFIYTUQDC2EFU
    Media URN:
    VLVA9BE8MTSV2PU9IFIYTUQDC2EFU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
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    N/A

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