PHOTOS: Purim celebrated around the world

Posted at 1:48 PM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 13:53:31-04

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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