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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Eid Mubarak

Today is Eid Al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan.

No goat this year, though, as the 1.5 billion adherents of Islam are feeling the squeeze of economic globalization as food prices soar all over the world.

Prices of meat, chicken, vegetables and fruits sharply soared during Ramadan in Lebanon. Although prices of food and vegetables are usually higher in Ramadan than in other months of the year, this year people noticed "an unprecedented rise in prices of almost all consumer goods, including those produced locally," the Lebanese daily An-Nahar reported Thursday.

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