RAW:Ramadan lanterns light up hearts of Egyptian Muslims

Colorful handmade glass and metal lanterns of different sizes, known as fanoos in Arabic, are a common scene in Egypt during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as stores buzz with customers despite the price hikes.
The fanoos originated in Egypt during the Fatimid caliphate hundreds of years ago and they served to light dark streets but later on became traditional children’s toys for outdoor playing on Ramadan evenings.

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