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Acrobats performs for children of foreign migrant workers during a Purim party in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, which is read in synagogues. Other customs include: sending food parcels and giving charity; dressing up in masks and costumes; eating a festive meal; and public celebrations. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)