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RamadanAt his shop in Jerusalem's Old City, Palestinian craftsman Issam Zughair makes traditional lanterns for Muslims marking the holy month of Ramadan, battling competition from cheap Chinese imports. The largest lantern in the shop is 2 meters tall, shaped to resemble a mosque and created specially for Ramadan.Zughair believes the lantern is the largest traditionally made one in Jerusalem.Lanterns play a special role during Ramadan, which began Monday.Zughair said he starts to receive requests for personalized lamps a month before Ramadan.Ramadan in Jerusalem is not limited to lanterns.One put up a 12-meter iron and nylon Ramadan lantern, with families gathering to watch.
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