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Malika….

Todos sabeís que me gusta “robar”fotos, pero esta foto no es robada es “solicitada”.

Me encontraba en el Mercado de San Andrés cuando Malika se me acercó y me pidió que le hiciera una fotografía, aquí veís el resultado. Por supuesto, no me quedé en la foto e iniciamos una conversación sobre ella, sobre mí, sobre todo…y Malika me volvió a pedir una foto, esta vez con su novio .

Malika es de Marruecos, vino a España a trabajar en el servicio domestico, vino en patera, hace ya diez años. Dejo allá a su familia, su marido, sus hijos, su madre.  Hoy, sigue trabajando en el servicio doméstico, en casa de un abogado y una maestra. Tiene el fin de semana libre y ha logrado tener una casa propia, alquilada, en el Barrio de San Andrés. Sus hijos son mayores, una de ellas vive en Murcia, cerca de su madre. Los otros están estudiando en la Universidad. Viven en Marruecos, y viven bien. Malika les sigue envíando parte de su sueldo.

Malika no volvió a ver a su marido, con el que se casó a la edad de 13 años. A sus hijos sí, todos los veranos vuelve a Marruecos, con ellos y con su madre.

Su novio, procedente de Malí, tiene una historia similar. Ahora viven juntos y están bien así.

Malika y yo seguimos hablando…..

Inicio de Ramadán, en FRAME

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The most ancient traditions of Islam are going high-tech, with a slew of modern offerings for those observing the holy month of Ramadan, which begins this week. Cell phone applications such as “iPray” or “iQuran” offer a beeping reminder of requisite prayer times, while the “Find Mecca” and “mosque finder” programs help the Muslim traveler in an unfamiliar city find the nearest place to pray. The applications aren’t just for Ramadan; there are Islamic-themed programs that help users find the nearest Costco offering foods prepared according to Islamic dietary rules, learn the correct Arabic pronunciations in a daily prayer, or count how many pages of the Quran they’ve read that day — all on a mobile phone. The dates of Ramadan still are determined by the lunar calendar, and calculations can differ among Islamic communities around the world. In North America, many Muslims will mark the first day of Ramadan on Wednesday. But Islam never has been at odds with innovation, said Zinnur Tabakci, who runs an Islamic religious book and gift shop in Paterson, N.J. “Islam is not against technology. Now you can do it easier, faster,” said Tabakci, who recently supplemented the strings of traditional prayer beads and religious texts he sells with a wall of mobile phone accessories to keep up with demand. (37 images)


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An Indonesian women prays during the first night of Ramadan in Jakarta on August 10, 2010. The fasting month of Ramadan, which starts on August 11, is the ninth month of the Muslim Hijri calendar, during which the faithful abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during daylight and, in the evening, eat small meals and conduct evening prayers. AFP/ Getty Images / Adek Berry
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In this photograph taken on August 10, 2010 an official from the State Islamic University (STAIN), uses a telescope to observe the moon after sunset from the coast of Madura in East Java province of Indonesia on the eve of Ramadan. The exact dates of the start and the end of Islam’s holy month Ramadan depend on the sighting of the new moon. Muslims observe the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar by abstaining from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset during Ramadan. The fast is one of the five pillars of Islam.Indonesia has the world’s largest population of Muslims. AFP/ Getty Images / Ahmad
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Pakistani flood-affected people sleep outside their tents at a makeshift camp in Sukkur early on August 12, 2010, on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. AFP/Getty Images / Aamir Qureshi
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A Pakistani flood-affected woman prepares tea for family members before beginning their fast at a makeshift camp in Sukkur early on August 12, 2010, on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The holy month of Ramadan is bringing nothing but misery for millions of Pakistanis who fled for their lives when catastrophic floods washed away their homes, villages and livelihoods. AFP/Getty Images / Aamir Qureshi
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A woman puts on her sandals after prayer at the Darul Uloom Institute in Pembroke Pines, Fla., Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. Muslims throughout the world pray and break their fast together, on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. AP / Alan Diaz
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Muslim men pray at the Darul Uloom Institute in Pembroke Pines, Fla., on the first day of Ramadan Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. AP / Alan Diaz
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Muslims line up for food as they break fast after sunset August 11, 2010 at Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia. Getty Images / Alex Wong
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Local resident Ahmad Issa (R) helps his daughter Yasmine (L) to put her shoes on after having said the sunset prayer August 11, 2010 at Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia. Getty Images / Alex Wong
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Muslims say the sunset prayer August 11, 2010 at Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia. Muslims around the world started their first day of fasting to observe the month long Ramadan. Getty Images / Alex Wong
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Omanis shop at a market on the first day of Islam’s holy fasting month of Ramadan in Muscat on August 11, 2010. AFP/Getty Images / Mohammed Mahjoub
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Saudi men and Muslim foreign workers prepare to break their fast at a mosque on the first day of Islam’s holy fasting month of Ramadan in the port city fo Jeddah on August 11, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Amer Hilabi
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Palestinian Muslim girls hold traditional Ramadan lanterns while celebrating the at Jerusalem’s old city after breaking the fast on the first day of the Moslem holy month of Ramadan on August 11, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Ahmad Gharablia
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Palestinians walk under colored lights as they go to the first evening prayers at the al-Aqsa mosque at Jerusalem’s old city Damascus Gate after breaking the fast on the first day of the Moslem holy month of Ramadan on August 11, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Ahmad Gharablia
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Palestinians walk under colored lights as they go to the first evening prayers at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City, after breaking the fast on the first day of the Moslem holy month of Ramadan on August 11, 2010. AFP/Getty Images / Ahmad Gharablia
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Muslims offer prayers before the start of the holy month of Ramadan at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. AP / Mahesh Kumar A
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Pakistani shopkeepers prepare delicacies for the Islamic month of Ramadan, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 in Karachi, Pakistan. AP / Fareed Khan
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Residents and tourists crowd on a beach of Rabat on August 11, 2010 on the eve of the Ramadan beginning in the country. Ramadan today began for most Sunni Muslims as heat waves gripped many countries and leaders hoped the holy fasting month would reinforce piety and reconciliation among communities. AFP/ Getty Images / Abdelhak Senna
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A Sudanese woman shops on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan at the market of Umdorman, on the northern outskirts of the capital Khartoum, Sudan Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. AP / Abd Raouf
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A Palestinian man looks at lights for sale, on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Jerusalem’s Old City, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. AP / Tara Todras-Whitehill
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Indian Muslims stand under a tarp to protect from rain on the eve of the fasting month of Ramadan in New Delhi on August 11, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Manpreet Romana
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Orphans attend a briefing on the holy month of Ramadan, which is to begin Thursday in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. AP / Pavel Rahman
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Muslim children point to the new moon ushering in the holy month of Ramadan, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. AP / Pavel Rahman
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Afghans take food to break their fast on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010. AP / Musadeq Sadeq
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An Afghan man prays after offering prayers on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010. AP / Ahmad Massoud
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Customers at a roadside shop sell a meat dish on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. AP / Mustafa Quraishi
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A Palestinian man prepares “Qatayef”, traditional Arab pancakes, on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on August 11, 2010 in Jerusalem’s old city. AFP/ Getty Images / Ahmad Gharabli
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Palestinian men read the Koran at the al-Omri mosque in Gaza City on August 11, 2010 as Muslims mark the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. AFP/ Getty Images / MOHAMMED ABED Mohammed Abed
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Lebanese “musaharati” Mohammed Fanas lights up a lantern before waking up observant Muslims for their overnight “suhur” meal before the day’s fast in the old city of the southern port of Sidon just before dawn on August 11, 2010 as Muslims in much of the Middle East begin the fasting month of Ramadan. AFP/ Getty Images / Mahmoud Zayat
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A young Palestinian Muslim girl walks in an alley of Jerusalem’s old city holding a traditional Ramadan lantern while celebrating with other children the announcing of the holy month of Ramadan, Tuesday, Aug. 10 2010. Ramadan, when observant Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, will begin Wednesday. AP / Muhammed Muheisen
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A Palestinian boy plays with fireworks to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, in Gaza City, on August 10, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Mahmud Hams
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Palestinian boys stand next to a shop, decorated with Ramadan festive lights, in the West Bank city of Nablus, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. AP / Nasser Ishtayeh
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A Bahraini man points skyward at dusk Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, in Hamad Town, Bahrain, towards where a slim crescent moon should be visible to indicate the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a time of prayer, fasting and charitable giving. Clouds hampered skywatchers in the Persian Gulf island nation. AP / Hasan Jamali
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Indonesian women pray during the first night of Ramadan in Jakarta on August 10, 2010. The fasting month of Ramadan, which starts on August 11, is the ninth month of the Muslim Hijri calendar, during which the faithful abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during daylight and, in the evening, eat small meals and conduct evening prayers. AFP/ Getty Images / Adek Berry
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A worker dispalys cookies at a bakery ahead of Islam’s holy fasting month of Ramadan on August 10, 2010. AFP/ Getty Images / Sabah Arar
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Indonesian Muslims offer an evening prayer called ‘Tarawih’, at the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. AP / Achmad Ibrahim
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A Palestinian blind boy reads a Quran Islam’s holy book, in braille in the West Bank city of Jenin, ahead the upcoming month of Ramadan, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. AP / Mohammed Ballas
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Afghan youths pray on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on August 11, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Getty Images / Majid Saeedi

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