Jerusalem

Professional rock climbers work on the art installation in Jerusalem

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Professional rock climbers work on the art installation “Big Bambu: 5,000 Arms to Hold You” at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on Monday

Ultra-Orthodox Jews burn leavened items in a final preparation before the start at sundown of the Jewish Pesach (Passover) holiday, on April 14, 2014 in Jerusalem. Religious Jews worldwide eat matzoth during the eight-day Pesach holiday that commemorates the Israelis' exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago and their ancestors' plight by refraining from eating leavened food products.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews burn leavened items in a final preparation before the start at sundown of the Jewish Pesach (Passover) holiday, on Monday in Jerusalem

A Palestinian starts to demolish his home to carry out an Israeli court order which ruled that the house was built without a municipality permit, in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Shuafat. Many Palestinians end up demolishing their homes themselves to avoid the high cost of paying for Israeli government bulldozers, or being sent to prison for not being able to pay.

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A Palestinian starts to demolish his home to carry out an Israeli court order which ruled that the house was built without a municipality permit, in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Shuafat. Many Palestinians end up demolishing their homes themselves to avoid the high cost of paying for Israeli government bulldozers, or being sent to prison for not being able to pay.

Jewish ultra-orthodox groom Aharon Krois celebrates his wedding with Rivka Hannah (Hofman) (unseen) during the Mitzvah Tans dance ritual following her wedding in an ultra-orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem on February 18, 2014. During the Mitzvah Tans dance ritual the bride will dance with members of the community, family and with her groom at the end of the wedding ceremony.

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Jewish ultra-orthodox groom Aharon Krois celebrates his marriage to Rivka Hannah during the Mitzvah Tans dance ritual, in Jerusalem

epa04057945 Ultra-Orthodox Jews dance as police fire a water canon at them during a protest at the entrance to Jerusalem, 06 February 2014, over Israel drafting ultra-Orthodox into the the military. Several thousand ultra-Orthodox protested in Jerusalem and other Israeli cities and towns after an ultra-Orthodox Jewish young man was arrested when he dodged the draft. Police used water canon and horses and physical force to break up the protest.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews dance as police fire a water canon at them during a protest at the entrance to Jerusalem over Israel drafting ultra-Orthodox Jews into the military. Several thousand protested in Jerusalem and other Israeli cities after a young man was arrested when he dodged the draft.

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays at  the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City during a snowstorm.

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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City during a snowstorm.

An Orthodox Jewish woman reads from a holy book as she prays at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Jewish women from the group known as "Women of the Wall," convenes monthly prayer services at the Western Wall, wearing prayer shawls and performing rituals that ultra-Orthodox Jews believe only men are allowed to do.

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An Orthodox Jewish woman reads from a holy book as she prays at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem‘s old city. A group known as Women of the Wall convene monthly for prayers, wearing prayer shawls and performing rituals that ultra-Orthodox Jews believe only men are allowed to do.

A Palestinian woman stands near furniture removed from her house as it is being demolished in East Jerusalem

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A Palestinian woman stands with her furniture as her house is demolished in Beit Hanina, east Jerusalem on Tuesday. The Jerusalem municipality said there was a court order to raze the house, which was built without a permit.

An Orthodox Jew weeps after receiving the news about the death of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef outside of the rabbi's home in Jerusalem, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Yosef, the religious scholar and spiritual leader of Israel's Sephardic Jews who transformed his downtrodden community of immigrants from North Africa and Arab nations and their descendants into a powerful force in Israeli politics, has died. He was 93.

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An Orthodox Jew weeps outside the Jerusalem home of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef , after receiving news of his death, aged 93, on Monday. The rabbi was a religious scholar and the spiritual leader of Israel’s Sephardic Jews, who transformed his community of immigrants from north African and Arab nations into a powerful force in Israeli politics.

Orthodox Christian nuns gather before the start of a procession outside Jerusalem's Old City...Orthodox Christian nuns gather before the start of a procession outside Jerusalem's Old City September 5, 2013. About two hundred Orthodox Christians took part in an annual procession in which an icon of the Virgin Mary is carried from a church at the foot of the Mount of Olives believed by Christians to mark the tomb of the Virgin Mary back to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. REUTERS/Ammar Awad  (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION)

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Orthodox Christian nuns gather before the start of a procession outside Jerusalem’s Old City. About 200 Orthodox Christians took part in an annual procession in which an icon of the Virgin Mary is carried from a church at the foot of the Mount of Olives.

Jewish worshippers pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City...Jewish worshippers pray at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City September 3, 2013 ahead of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year which starts at sundown on Wednesday. Leading up to Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, which follows Rosh Hashanah, Jews offer prayers of repentance and ask God to forgive their sins in a daily prayer service called Slichot.

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Jewish worshippers pray at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, ahead of Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, which starts at sunset on Wednesday 

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 

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 

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.