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PHOTOS: Purim celebrated around the world

Posted: 1:48 PM, Mar 24, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-24 13:53:31-04
PHOTOS: Purim celebrated around the world
PHOTOS: Purim celebrated around the world
PHOTOS: Purim celebrated around the world
PHOTOS: Purim celebrated around the world
PHOTOS: Purim celebrated around the world
PHOTOS: Purim celebrated around the world
PHOTOS: Purim celebrated around the world
PHOTOS: Purim celebrated around the world
PHOTOS: Purim celebrated around the world
PHOTOS: Purim celebrated around the world

The Jewish holiday, Purim, celebrates the survival of the Jewish people against ancient Persia's plot to destroy the community.

Purim is commemorated every year with food, costumes and dancing. The festivities continue through sundown on Thursday, March 24.

Here are a few photos of the festivities around the world. 

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