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    Posted May 20, 2012 by
    nomadicjames
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    Jerusalem Day Celebration - Yom Yerushalayim (Part 1 of 2)

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     nomadicjames says he took these photos at the beginning of the Jerusalme Day celebrations near the Jerusalem Great Synagogue. He says that a lot of students were out of school for the holiday and that there was lots of singing, dancing and live music at the event. You can see more of his photos here.
    - davidw, CNN iReport producer

    (Part 2) http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-792163

     

     

    Jerusalem Day – also known as Yom Yerushalayim, is a national holiday in Israel commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem & Israeli control over the Old City from the Six-Day war in June 1967.

     

    The day is marked with a range of events such as state ceremonies, speeches, outdoor festivals and marches through downtown Jerusalem which end at the Western Wall in the Old City.

     

    Today’s march from downtown to the Western Wall was expected to reach numbers of approximately 50,000 people

     

    The downtown celebration started in front of the Jerusalem Great Synagogue on King George Street at 5:00pm with singing and dancing and will end around midnight at the Western Wall.

     

    The Police, Special Forces, helicopters and other security agencies were on hand for any emergencies.

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