Jerusalem

Ultra-Orthodox Jews blew the whistle during a protest against members of the liberal Jewish religious group Women of the Wall wearing phylacteries and the "Tallit" shawl, traditional Jewish prayer apparel for men, as they pray at the plaza near the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City on August 7, 2013, marking the first day of the Jewish month of Elul. Dozens of policemen protect the women as Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest against the woman prayer .

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews blow their whistles during a protest against members of the liberal Jewish religious group Women of the Wall wearing phylacteries and the Tallit shawl, traditional Jewish prayer apparel for men, as they pray at the plaza near the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday, marking the first day of the Jewish month of Elul.

Ultra-orthodox Jews cool themselves in a water fountain in Jerusalem

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Ultra-orthodox Jewish yeshiva students cool themselves in a water fountain in Jerusalem next to the Old City walls, enjoying their annual bein hazmanim (between the times) summer holiday

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish youths pray on Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City

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An Israeli soldier sleeps as ultra-Orthodox Jewish youths pray on Tisha B’Av at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, on Tuesday

Israeli soldiers toss their red paratroopers berets awarded to them after completing an overnight march, at a ceremony in Jerusalem...Israeli soldiers of the paratrooper brigade toss their red paratroopers berets awarded to them after completing an overnight march, at the end of a ceremony at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem June 27, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (JERUSALEM - Tags: MILITARY)

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Israeli paratroopers toss the red berets awarded to them after completing an overnight march, at the end of a ceremony at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem on Thursday Read more

A woman holds her son as she reacts whil...A woman holds her son as she reacts while Israeli bulldozers destroys a Palestinian home in the Arab east Jerusalem's neighborhood of Beit Hanina, on May 29, 2013. Palestinian homes built without a construction permit are often demolished by order of the Jerusalem municipality. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLIAHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images

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A woman with her distressed son shows her anger as Israeli bulldozers knock down a Palestinian home in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Beit Hanina, on Wednesday. Homes that are built without a construction permit risk being demolished by the Jerusalem municipality Read more

A Palestinian boy wears a bandana which in Arabic that reads, "coming to Jerusalem," during a rally to mark the Nakba Day in the West Bank town of Ramallah, Wednesday, May 15, 2013., Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Palestinians annually mark the "nakba," or "catastrophe"   the term they use to describe their defeat and displacement in the war that followed Israel's founding in 1948.

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A Palestinian boy wears a bandana that reads “coming to Jerusalem” in Arabic during a rally to mark Nakba Day in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Palestinians annually mark the “nakba”, or “catastrophe”, which describes their defeat and displacement in the war that followed Israel’s founding in 1948.

A Christian Orthodox pilgrim holds a wooden cross along the Via Dolorosa during a procession marking the Orthodox Good Friday on May 3, 2013 in Jerusalem's old city. Thousands of Christian pilgrims take part in processions along the route where, according to tradition, Jesus Christ carried the cross during his last days.

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A Christian Orthodox pilgrim holds a wooden cross during a procession along the Via Dolorosa marking the Orthodox Good Friday in Jerusalem‘s old city. Thousands of pilgrims take part in processions along the route where, according to tradition, Jesus carried the cross during his last days.

Palestinian Orthodox Christians attend the Palm Sunday procession at a church in Gaza City on April 28, 2013. Palm Sunday marks the triumphant return of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves, a week before his crucifixion. Orthodox Christians will celebrate Easter on May 5. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMSMAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images

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Palestinian Orthodox Christians attend the Palm Sunday procession at a church in Gaza City on Sunday. Palm Sunday marks the triumphant return of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves, a week before his crucifixion. Orthodox Christians will celebrate Easter on May 5. Read more