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MIDEAST ISRAEL PURIM

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
February 22, 2013

Jewish ultra-Orthodox children in costumes of ultra-Orthodox ‘grown-up’ Jews, (left and center), as a friend dresses as a fireman while they wait outside their school near a normally dressed ultra-Orthodox young man, in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, 22 February 2013. Purim is a celebration of the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, and its a holiday of good cheer that is celebrated February 24 and 25.

Credit: EPA
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