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Palestinians scale barriers, cross checkpoints to reach Jerusalem mosque for Ramadan

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A Palestinian woman waits in front of the separation barrier at Kalandia checkpoint, north of Jerusalem, Aug. 2, to reach Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the old city of Jerusalem for the last Friday prayer of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

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Israeli soldiers watch over the crossing at the Kalandia checkpoint, north of Jerusalem, Aug. 2, the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month Ramadan.

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Palestinian men walk along the separation barrier to cross at Kalandia checkpoint, north of Jerusalem, Aug. 2, to reach Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the old city of Jerusalem for Friday prayer.

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Palestinians use a ladder to climb over the separation barrier at A-Ram town, north of Jerusalem, Aug. 2, to reach Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the old city of Jerusalem.

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A Palestinian Muslim worshiper lifts her veil to show her face to an Israeli border guard as she crosses the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, to reach the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Aug. 2.

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Palestinian girls in new religious outfits wait as their mother pays a merchant on their way into Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City, Aug. 2.

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Palestinians pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Aug. 2, on the last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

On the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, thousands of Palestinians made their way through checkpoints and across barriers to attend prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City.  The mosque is the third holiest site in Islam and 300,000 are expect today. Israeli authorities are allowing all women to enter Israel but limiting the age of men to only those over 40.