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Blowing the shofar at the Western Wall before Rosh Hashana.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Ahead of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, hundreds of people gathered at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. The shofar, an ancient musical instrument made of ram's horn, was blown; people read selichot (prayers of repentance); and the ritual cleaning of the prayer notes from the cracks of the Western Wall took place.
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