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Dressed for Purim

<p>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, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

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, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Israelis dressed as toy soldiers celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen</p>

Israelis dressed as toy soldiers celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israelis dressed as toy soldiers celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>An ultra-orthodox Jewish boy wears a costume ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen</p>

An ultra-orthodox Jewish boy wears a costume ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An ultra-orthodox Jewish boy wears a costume ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dressed in a special costume for Purim take part in their community's celebration in a synagogue in Bnei Brak, February 23, 2013.  REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dressed in a special costume for Purim take part in their community's celebration in a synagogue in Bnei Brak, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dressed in a special costume for Purim take part in their community's celebration in a synagogue in Bnei Brak, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>People in costumes, take part in a street party for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013.  REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

People in costumes, take part in a street party for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

People in costumes, take part in a street party for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>People in costumes party on the balcony of a house overlooking a street, where a street party is taking place, for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013.  REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

People in costumes party on the balcony of a house overlooking a street, where a street party is taking place, for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

People in costumes party on the balcony of a house overlooking a street, where a street party is taking place, for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Women in costume wait to get to a street party for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

Women in costume wait to get to a street party for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Women in costume wait to get to a street party for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a special costume for Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a special costume for Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a special costume for Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A Jewish settler, dressed in costume, stands near Israeli soldiers as they guard a parade for the holiday of Purim in the West Bank city of Hebron, February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun</p>

A Jewish settler, dressed in costume, stands near Israeli soldiers as they guard a parade for the holiday of Purim in the West Bank city of Hebron, February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

A Jewish settler, dressed in costume, stands near Israeli soldiers as they guard a parade for the holiday of Purim in the West Bank city of Hebron, February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>A student wearing make-up looks on during a parade ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim outside the Bialik Rogozin school in south Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013.  REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

A student wearing make-up looks on during a parade ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim outside the Bialik Rogozin school in south Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A student wearing make-up looks on during a parade ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim outside the Bialik Rogozin school in south Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Children wearing costumes for the Jewish holiday of Purim wait to get out of a car in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, February 25, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun</p>

Children wearing costumes for the Jewish holiday of Purim wait to get out of a car in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, February 25, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Children wearing costumes for the Jewish holiday of Purim wait to get out of a car in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, February 25, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Girls wear costumes ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen</p>

Girls wear costumes ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Girls wear costumes ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a special costume for Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak, February 23, 2013.</p>

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a special costume for Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak, February 23, 2013.

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a special costume for Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak, February 23, 2013.

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<p>Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys play as they dressed in a special costume for Purim in the stairway inside a synagogue in Bnei Brak, February 23, 2013.  REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys play as they dressed in a special costume for Purim in the stairway inside a synagogue in Bnei Brak, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys play as they dressed in a special costume for Purim in the stairway inside a synagogue in Bnei Brak, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>People in costumes take part in a street party for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

People in costumes take part in a street party for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

People in costumes take part in a street party for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A boy wears a costume ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, February 22, 2013.  REUTERS/Amir Cohen</p>

A boy wears a costume ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A boy wears a costume ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>Parents of students, in costumes, take part in a parade ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim outside the Bialik Rogozin school in south Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013.  REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

Parents of students, in costumes, take part in a parade ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim outside the Bialik Rogozin school in south Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Parents of students, in costumes, take part in a parade ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim outside the Bialik Rogozin school in south Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man dances inside a house where he came to ask for donations for his Yeshiva as part of Purim tradition in Bnei Brak, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man dances inside a house where he came to ask for donations for his Yeshiva as part of Purim tradition in Bnei Brak, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man dances inside a house where he came to ask for donations for his Yeshiva as part of Purim tradition in Bnei Brak, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>An acrobat does a hand stand before a rehearsal for the upcoming annual Purim parade in Holon, at a youth centre in Holon, near Tel Aviv, February 17, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

An acrobat does a hand stand before a rehearsal for the upcoming annual Purim parade in Holon, at a youth centre in Holon, near Tel Aviv, February 17, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An acrobat does a hand stand before a rehearsal for the upcoming annual Purim parade in Holon, at a youth centre in Holon, near Tel Aviv, February 17, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Children dressed in costumes take part in an annual parade for the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the Israeli city of Holon, near Tel Aviv, February 24, 2013.REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

Children dressed in costumes take part in an annual parade for the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the Israeli city of Holon, near Tel Aviv, February 24, 2013.REUTERS/Nir Elias

Children dressed in costumes take part in an annual parade for the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the Israeli city of Holon, near Tel Aviv, February 24, 2013.REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>An Israeli dressed as a zombie poses for a photo during an annual Zombie Walk procession for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen</p>

An Israeli dressed as a zombie poses for a photo during an annual Zombie Walk procession for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli dressed as a zombie poses for a photo during an annual Zombie Walk procession for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>People in costumes arrive to take part in a street party for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

People in costumes arrive to take part in a street party for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

People in costumes arrive to take part in a street party for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Boys wear costumes ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner</p>

Boys wear costumes ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Boys wear costumes ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>Girls dressed in costumes take part in an annual parade for the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the Israeli city of Holon, near Tel Aviv, February 24, 2013.  REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

Girls dressed in costumes take part in an annual parade for the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the Israeli city of Holon, near Tel Aviv, February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Girls dressed in costumes take part in an annual parade for the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the Israeli city of Holon, near Tel Aviv, February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A young Jewish settler dressed in a costume stands near a donkey during a parade for the holiday of Purim in the West Bank city of Hebron, February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun</p>

A young Jewish settler dressed in a costume stands near a donkey during a parade for the holiday of Purim in the West Bank city of Hebron, February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

A young Jewish settler dressed in a costume stands near a donkey during a parade for the holiday of Purim in the West Bank city of Hebron, February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Jewish settlers, some dressed in costume, take part in a parade for the holiday of Purim in the West Bank city of Hebron, February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun</p>

Jewish settlers, some dressed in costume, take part in a parade for the holiday of Purim in the West Bank city of Hebron, February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Jewish settlers, some dressed in costume, take part in a parade for the holiday of Purim in the West Bank city of Hebron, February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Israelis dressed as zombies take part in an annual Zombie Walk procession for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 23, 2013.  REUTERS/Amir Cohen</p>

Israelis dressed as zombies take part in an annual Zombie Walk procession for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israelis dressed as zombies take part in an annual Zombie Walk procession for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Tel Aviv, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dressed in a special costumes for Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dressed in a special costumes for Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dressed in a special costumes for Purim in a synagogue in Bnei Brak, February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A parent of a student, in costume, takes part in a parade ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim outside the Bialik Rogozin school in south Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias</p>

A parent of a student, in costume, takes part in a parade ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim outside the Bialik Rogozin school in south Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A parent of a student, in costume, takes part in a parade ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim outside the Bialik Rogozin school in south Tel Aviv, February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A girls wears a costume ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner</p>

A girls wears a costume ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A girls wears a costume ahead of the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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