Jews celebrate Purim

Updated On Mar 09, 2012 04:03 PM IST
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Israeli dancers perform during a Purim parade festival in Holon, Israel. AP Photo/Dan Balilty. View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 09, 2012 04:03 PM IST

Israeli dancers perform during a Purim parade festival in Holon, Israel. AP Photo/Dan Balilty.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dressed in a special costume for Purim are seen while celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim at a synagogue in Bnei Brak. Reuters/Nir Elias. View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 09, 2012 04:03 PM IST

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dressed in a special costume for Purim are seen while celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim at a synagogue in Bnei Brak. Reuters/Nir Elias.

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Utra-orthodox Jewish men celebrate Purim inside a synagogue in Jerusalem. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 09, 2012 04:03 PM IST

Utra-orthodox Jewish men celebrate Purim inside a synagogue in Jerusalem. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews read The Book of Esther during celebrations for the Jewish holiday of Purim at a synagogue in Bnei Brak. Reuters/Ronen Zvulun. View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 09, 2012 04:03 PM IST

Ultra-Orthodox Jews read The Book of Esther during celebrations for the Jewish holiday of Purim at a synagogue in Bnei Brak. Reuters/Ronen Zvulun.

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