Egyptian traders turn Obama into a date!

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London, Aug 22 (ANI): Egyptian grocers have named the finest variety of dates for the month of Ramadan after US President Barack Obama because of his popularity since his visit to the predominately Muslim nation last June.

Egyptian traders have the tradition of naming dates after politicians and celebrities to woo customers during Ramadan when the demand for dried fruits usually surges.

Muslims in the country usually break their dawn-to-dusk fasting with either dried dates or dates soaked in milk, reports The Scotsman.

Egyptians consume an estimated 500,000 tonnes of dates during Ramadan, but traders expect higher consumption this year. (ANI)

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