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Friday, February 22, 2013

Photos of the Day: Feb. 22, 2013

Jewish settler children wear costumes ahead of the Jewish festival of Purim February 22, 2013 at the settlement outpost of Havat Gilad, West Bank. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther.