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Will Muslim athletes fast during Ramadan and the Olympics?

17 July 2012 Last updated at 15:00 BST

Once every 44 years the Olympic Games and Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims, coincide - and this year, they have.

Muslim athletes are facing the dilemma of whether or not to fast during the Olympics.

Karen Zarindast reports.

Video produced by BBC Persian's Pooria Jafereh