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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men celebrate Simhat Torah

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men dance during Simhat Torah celebrations in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood on Oct. 8, 2012. Simchat Torah celebrates the the new cycle of reading the Torah, the Jewish holy scrolls used in every synagogue.

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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man is reflected on the wall while watching the celebration of Simchat Torah at the close of the sukkot holiday in Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, Oct. 8.

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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish child watches men dance during Simhat Torah celebrations in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood on Oct. 8.

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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a Torah scroll to celebrate Simhat Torah at the close of the Sukkot holiday in Mea Shearim. Jerusalem, Oct. 8.

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