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Purim Parades Across Israel, Revelers Rejoice in London and Brooklyn
Jewish communities celebrate the defeat of Haman, adviser to the Persian King, and his plot to massacre the Jewish people 2,500 years ago.
People dressed in costumes take part in a parade marking the Jewish holiday of Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in the West Bank city of Hebron, March 12, 2017. Purim is celebrated around the world with parades and costume parties, and revelers also participate in sending food parcels, giving charity, and feasting.
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