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Heat poses challenge to Muslims fasting during Ramadan

In Spokane, temperatures are above normal too. Weather.com reports that July's average high temperature is in the mid-80s, and already Spokane is in the mid-90s.

The annual 30-day fast known as Ramadan, one of Islam’s five pillars, began Tuesday (July 9) and requires that believers forgo food and drink. At this time of year, that means 15 hours of parched throats and unquenched thirst.

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