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02/24/2013

Editor's Choice Picture of the Day - February 24, 2013

The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. A look at the children and their costumes.

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An Ultra Orthodox Jewish boy wearing a costume, sits on a bench during the Purim festival in the ultra-Orthodox town of Bnei Brak, Israel, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.

 

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Ariel Schalit/AP Photo

Ultra Orthodox Jewish boys wear costumes during the Purim festival in the ultra-Orthodox town of Bnei Brak, Israel. Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther. Customs include: sending food parcels and giving charity, dressing up in masks and costumes, eating a festive meal, and public celebration.

 

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Ariel Schalit/AP Photo

An Ultra Orthodox Jewish boy dressed up as a clown stands on a bench outside a synagogue during the Purim festival.

 

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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish child wears a costume as he is led up a staircase during Purim.

 

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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish child wears a doctor costume as jews mark Purim in Bnei Brak, Israel.

 

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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a special costume as a soldier for Purim stands next to a group of adults in Bnei Brak, Israel.

 

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dress in a special costumes for Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak, Israel.

 

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Nir Elias/Reuters

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dressed in a special costume for Purim take part in their community's celebration in a synagogue in Bnei Brak, Israel.

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