• Short Summary

    As the Moslem world observes the Month of Ramadan, thousands gathered in prayer outside the Al-Husseini Grand Mosque in Amman, Jordan, on Friday.

  • Description

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    GV People outside Mosque
    0.05

    2.
    SV & CU People washing feet & hands (4 shots)
    0.16

    3.
    SV People carrying prayer mats
    0.21

    4.
    S & GTV People at prayer before Mosque (4 shots)
    0.40

    5.
    GV Street scene
    0.45

    6.
    SV & CU Man baking Katayef (4 shots)
    1.00

    7.
    SV & CU People in market (7 shots)
    1.31



    Initials ESP/1757 ESP/1810



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: As the Moslem world observes the Month of Ramadan, thousands gathered in prayer outside the Al-Husseini Grand Mosque in Amman, Jordan, on Friday. The occasion is an important one, for Moslems believe the joint prayer brings many benefits from God. The ceremony used to be held at Al-Aksa Mosque in Jerusalem - now this is occupied by Israel and the Moslems on the Eastern Bank of the Jordan fulfil their religious duties in Amman instead.

    Fasting from sunrise until sunset is obligatory, but one of the compensations is a special sweet called Katayef produced for Ramadan. The street market is also busy with so many pilgrims in the city.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA13026EJPT2H4U6USZ005TW8WI
    Media URN:
    VLVA13026EJPT2H4U6USZ005TW8WI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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