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Celebrating Purim in Jerusalem (29 images)

Purim is a festive Jewish holiday that celebrates the salvation of the Jews from Haman in the ancient Persian Empire. UPI/Debbie Hill.
A drunk Ultra-Orthodox Israeli lays on the sidewalk on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel, February 25, 2013. Purim is a festive Jewish holiday that celebrates the salvation of the Jews from Haman in the ancient Persian Empire. Jews wear costumes and drink in public. UPI/Debbie Hill.
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Israelis dressed as Palestinians walk in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel, on the Jewish holiday of Purim, February 25, 2013. Purim is a festive Jewish holiday that celebrates the salvation of the Jews from Haman in the ancient Persian Empire. Jews wear costumes and drink in public. UPI/Debbie Hill.
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Israeli Jewish settler children stand around a donkey before the annual Purim parade in Hebron, West Bank, February 24, 2013. Purim is a festive Jewish holiday that celebrates the salvation of the Jews from Haman in the ancient Persian Empire. UPI/Debbie Hill.
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An Ultra-Orthodox Israeli girl wears a Queen Esther costume on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel, February 25, 2013. Purim is a festive Jewish holiday that celebrates the salvation of the Jews from Haman in the ancient Persian Empire. Jews wear costumes and drink in public. UPI/Debbie Hill.
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An Ultra-Orthodox Israeli boy smokes a cigarette on the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel, February 25, 2013. Purim is a festive Jewish holiday that celebrates the salvation of the Jews from Haman in the ancient Persian Empire. Jews wear costumes and drink in public. UPI/Debbie Hill.
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Israeli Jewish settlers dressed in costumes take part in the annual Purim parade in Hebron, West Bank, February 24, 2013. Purim is a festive Jewish holiday that celebrates the salvation of the Jews from Haman in the ancient Persian Empire. UPI/Debbie Hill.
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Israeli Jewish settlers dressed in costumes walk past a border police during the annual Purim parade in Hebron, West Bank, February 24, 2013. Purim is a festive Jewish holiday that celebrates the salvation of the Jews from Haman in the ancient Persian Empire. UPI/Debbie Hill.
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