Jersusalem residents prepare for religious holidays
Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 00:57
Mar. 24 - Christians celebrate Palm Sunday while Jews prepare for passover in the ancient city of Jerusalem. Andrew Raven reports.
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Christians in Jerusalem celebrate Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of the holy week ahead of Easter.
Worshippers packed into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, revered as the burial place of Jesus.
They waved palm fronds and offered prayers.
Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus' solemn entry into Jerusalem before his arrest and crucifixion.
Meanwhile, nearby, Israeli Jews made last-minute preparations for Passover, which begins on Monday.
In ultra orthodox neighbourhoods, residents boiled their dishes and pots to make them kosher.
Passover marks the exodus of the Jewish people from ancient Egypt.
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