Thousands to flock to J'lem for Orthodox Easter ceremony

May 4, 2013 14:21

Tens of thousands of pilgrims were expected to visit the Old City of Jerusalem Saturday to celebrate the "Holy Fire," Israel Radio reported. 

The annual occurrence held at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher marks the day preceding Orthodox Easter.

Hundreds of security authorities were deployed Saturday morning in the Old City where vehicular traffic was barred. Entrance to the Western Wall for Jewish visitors was permitted without restriction.

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