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Dressed for Purim

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 a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel. 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 a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel. 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 a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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People dressed in costumes are seen during a local surfing competition to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

People dressed in costumes are seen during a local surfing competition to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

People dressed in costumes are seen during a local surfing competition to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Ultra Orthodox Jewish children take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Ultra Orthodox Jewish children take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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

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

Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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A man dressed in a costume takes part in a local surfing competition to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A man dressed in a costume takes part in a local surfing competition to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A man dressed in a costume takes part in a local surfing competition to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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

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

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

Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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People dressed in costumes take part in a local surfing competition to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

People dressed in costumes take part in a local surfing competition to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

People dressed in costumes take part in a local surfing competition to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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

Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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A boy dressed up in a Purim costume takes part, together with other ultra Orthodox Jews, in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A boy dressed up in a Purim costume takes part, together with other ultra Orthodox Jews, in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A boy dressed up in a Purim costume takes part, together with other ultra Orthodox Jews, in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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

Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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People dressed in costumes take part in a local surfing competition to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

People dressed in costumes take part in a local surfing competition to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

People dressed in costumes take part in a local surfing competition to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, outside a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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

Ultra-Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, outside a synagogue in Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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A boy dressed up in a Purim costume looks on as ultra Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A boy dressed up in a Purim costume looks on as ultra Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A boy dressed up in a Purim costume looks on as ultra Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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A man dressed in a costume takes part in a local surfing competition to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A man dressed in a costume takes part in a local surfing competition to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A man dressed in a costume takes part in a local surfing competition to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Boys dressed up in Purim costumes stand as ultra Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Boys dressed up in Purim costumes stand as ultra Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Boys dressed up in Purim costumes stand as ultra Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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A boy dressed up in a Purim costume looks on as ultra Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A boy dressed up in a Purim costume looks on as ultra Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A boy dressed up in a Purim costume looks on as ultra Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children walk in costume during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children walk in costume during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children walk in costume during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A boy dressed up in a Purim costume looks on as ultra Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A boy dressed up in a Purim costume looks on as ultra Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A boy dressed up in a Purim costume looks on as ultra Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk in costume during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk in costume during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk in costume during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A boy dressed up in a Purim costume and other ultra Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A boy dressed up in a Purim costume and other ultra Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A boy dressed up in a Purim costume and other ultra Orthodox Jews take part in the reading from the Book of Esther, a ceremony performed on the Jewish holiday of Purim, in Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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