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Western Wall's notes to God cleared out ahead of Passover holiday

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Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitz and workers remove notes from the cracks of the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City, on March 28. Rabbi Rabinovitz headed a team on Wednesday that cleaned out the cracks and made room for more paper notes that Jews believe are notes to God, ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover which begins on April 6.

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A man helps remove messages and prayers written by thousands of people addressed to God from the cracks in the Western Wall in preparation for the up coming Jewish Passover holiday on March 28 in Jerusalem's old city. All the notes once collected will be buried in a special place at the Mount of Olives according to Jewish law. Passover begins in the evening of Friday, April 6 and commemorates the story of the Exodus where the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.

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A man helps remove messages and prayers written by thousands of people addressed to God from the cracks in the Western Wall in preparation for the up coming Jewish Passover holiday, on March 28 in Jerusalem's old city.

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Messages and prayers written by thousands of people addressed to God from the cracks in the Western Wall are seen on the floor after they were removed in preparation for the up coming Jewish Passover holiday on March 28 in Jerusalem's old city.