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Palestinians wait in line to cross into Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers

Oliver Weiken / EPA

A Palestinian woman holds her daughter's hand and ID card backdropped by a part of the separation wall between Israel and Palestine as they wait in line at the Qalandia checkpoint that leads from the West Bank town of Ramallah to Jerusalem on August 5, in order to attend Friday prayers in the holy Muslim month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The Israeli army limited the age of Palestinian men who can enter Jerusalem to those over the age of 50.

Baz Ratner / Reuters

A Palestinian woman walks past an Israeli border policeman at the Qalandia checkpoint on August 5, the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.

Oliver Weiken / EPA

A young boy holds on to a relative while waiting in line at the Qalandia checkpoint on August 5.

German photographer Oliver Weiken, who took two of the pictures above, was featured in a short film we posted on PhotoBlog last week. Click here to watch 'The Ritual', which examines the way photojournalists operate in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Read more about the Qalandia crossing in an AP story from last year: Checkpoint misery epitomizes a Mideast divide.