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Alexandria breaks world record for longest Ramadan charity table

The seaside table in the Mediterranean city was 4 kilometers and 303 meters long

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The northern Egyptian city of Alexandria set a new world record on Friday when it hosted the longest food table that fed thousands of Muslims breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan, local news media reported.

Representative of Guinness World Record Sida Shibaysi said the seaside table in the Mediterranean city was 4 kilometers and 303 meters long, the local Al-Masry Al-Youm reported her as saying during a press conference on Friday.

Eight hundred people had to volunteer to make this happening.

The official-state English language Ahram Onlne said 7,000 participants were registered to attend the event but the table could host 10,000 to have their iftar meals.

Iftar is when fasting Muslims break their fast after abstaining from water and food from sunrise to sunset.