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Dressed for Purim

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children dressed in costumes celebrate Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood,March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children dressed in costumes celebrate Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood,March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children dressed in costumes celebrate Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood,March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews, dressed in costumes celebrate Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, March 22. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Ultra-Orthodox Jews, dressed in costumes celebrate Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, March 22. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Ultra-Orthodox Jews, dressed in costumes celebrate Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, March 22. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy smokes a cigarette, as he celebrates Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, March 22. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy smokes a cigarette, as he celebrates Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, March 22. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy smokes a cigarette, as he celebrates Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, March 22. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews, dressed in costumes celebrate Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, March 22. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Ultra-Orthodox Jews, dressed in costumes celebrate Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, March 22. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Ultra-Orthodox Jews, dressed in costumes celebrate Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, March 22. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews are seen as they celebrate Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, March 22. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Ultra-Orthodox Jews are seen as they celebrate Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, March 22. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Ultra-Orthodox Jews are seen as they celebrate Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, March 22. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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The Ibrahimi Mosque, which Jews call the Jewish Tomb of the Patriarchs, is seen in the background as an Israeli settler dressed-up in costume juggles during celebrations marking the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Hebron March 21. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The Ibrahimi Mosque, which Jews call the Jewish Tomb of the Patriarchs, is seen in the background as an Israeli settler dressed-up in costume juggles during celebrations marking the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of...more

The Ibrahimi Mosque, which Jews call the Jewish Tomb of the Patriarchs, is seen in the background as an Israeli settler dressed-up in costume juggles during celebrations marking the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Hebron March 21. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed in costumes celebrate Purim in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel March 21. REUTERS/Corinna Kern

Ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed in costumes celebrate Purim in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel March 21. REUTERS/Corinna Kern

Ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed in costumes celebrate Purim in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel March 21. REUTERS/Corinna Kern
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A girl, dressed in a costume is seen during Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, March 21. The words in Hebrew read "Dollhouse". REUTERS/Corinna Kern

A girl, dressed in a costume is seen during Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, March 21. The words in Hebrew read "Dollhouse"....more

A girl, dressed in a costume is seen during Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, March 21. The words in Hebrew read "Dollhouse". REUTERS/Corinna Kern
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Israeli settlers dance as they take part in celebrations marking the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Hebron March 21. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israeli settlers dance as they take part in celebrations marking the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Hebron March 21. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israeli settlers dance as they take part in celebrations marking the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Hebron March 21. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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An Israeli soldier looks at a Jewish boy dressed-up in a costume during celebrations marking Purim in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Hebron March 21. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli soldier looks at a Jewish boy dressed-up in a costume during celebrations marking Purim in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Hebron March 21. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli soldier looks at a Jewish boy dressed-up in a costume during celebrations marking Purim in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Hebron March 21. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish family dressed in costumes walks during the Jewish holiday of Purim in Ashdod, Israel, March 20. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish family dressed in costumes walks during the Jewish holiday of Purim in Ashdod, Israel, March 20. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish family dressed in costumes walks during the Jewish holiday of Purim in Ashdod, Israel, March 20. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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A girl dressed in a costume is seen during Purim in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel March 21. REUTERS/Corinna Kern

A girl dressed in a costume is seen during Purim in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel March 21. REUTERS/Corinna Kern

A girl dressed in a costume is seen during Purim in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel March 21. REUTERS/Corinna Kern
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Israeli settlers walk behind a tractor-driven decorated cart as they take part in celebrations marking Purim, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Hebron March 21. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israeli settlers walk behind a tractor-driven decorated cart as they take part in celebrations marking Purim, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Hebron March 21. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israeli settlers walk behind a tractor-driven decorated cart as they take part in celebrations marking Purim, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Hebron March 21. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed in costumes celebrate Purim in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel March 21. REUTERS/Corinna Kern

Ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed in costumes celebrate Purim in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel March 21. REUTERS/Corinna Kern

Ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed in costumes celebrate Purim in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel March 21. REUTERS/Corinna Kern
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An Israeli soldier smiles as she is partly dressed-up during Purim celebrations in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Hebron March 21. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli soldier smiles as she is partly dressed-up during Purim celebrations in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Hebron March 21. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli soldier smiles as she is partly dressed-up during Purim celebrations in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Hebron March 21. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed in costumes celebrate Purim in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel March 21. REUTERS/Corinna Kern

Ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed in costumes celebrate Purim in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel March 21. REUTERS/Corinna Kern

Ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed in costumes celebrate Purim in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel March 21. REUTERS/Corinna Kern
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed in costumes celebrate Purim in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel March 21. REUTERS/Corinna Kern

Ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed in costumes celebrate Purim in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel March 21. REUTERS/Corinna Kern

Ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed in costumes celebrate Purim in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel March 21. REUTERS/Corinna Kern
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed in costumes celebrate Purim in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel March 21. REUTERS/Corinna Kern

Ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed in costumes celebrate Purim in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel March 21. REUTERS/Corinna Kern

Ultra-Orthodox Jews dressed in costumes celebrate Purim in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel March 21. REUTERS/Corinna Kern
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An Israeli settler holds hands with children dressed-up in costumes during Purim celebrations in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Hebron March 21. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli settler holds hands with children dressed-up in costumes during Purim celebrations in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Hebron March 21. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli settler holds hands with children dressed-up in costumes during Purim celebrations in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Hebron March 21. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Israeli settlers celebrate Purim in Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank March 21. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Israeli settlers celebrate Purim in Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank March 21. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Israeli settlers celebrate Purim in Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank March 21. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man dressed in a costume takes part in the reading from the Book of Esther during a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel, March 20. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man dressed in a costume takes part in the reading from the Book of Esther during a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel, March 20. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man dressed in a costume takes part in the reading from the Book of Esther during a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel, March 20. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, in a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel, March 20. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, in a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel, March 20. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, in a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel, March 20. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a costume takes part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim,in Ashdod, Israel, March 20. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a costume takes part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim,in Ashdod, Israel, March 20. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dressed in a costume takes part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim,in Ashdod, Israel, March 20. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children dressed in costumes are seen during Purim, Israel, March 20. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children dressed in costumes are seen during Purim, Israel, March 20. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children dressed in costumes are seen during Purim, Israel, March 20. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on Purim, in a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel, March 20. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on Purim, in a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel, March 20. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on Purim, in a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel, March 20. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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