Ramadan

These pasts few weeks have been Ramadan, which means on Friday the Old City of Jerusalem is packed with even more people then usual.  Muslims from all over Israel and the West Bank come to Jerusalem’s Old City in order to pray at the “Al- Aqsa” mosque.   As only Muslims are aloud inside the premises during services I found a spot outside the gates in order to photograph.  Since there are many people coming to pray they cannot all fit inside and many will find spots surrounding the perimeter of the Mosque.

A Muslim man walks through the streets of Jerusalem to go to pray at the Mosque during Friday prayers.

A Muslim man walks through the streets of Jerusalem to go to pray at the Mosque during Friday prayers.

Two men stand outside of the mosque during Friday prayer before the service starts.

Two men stand outside of the mosque during Friday prayer before the service starts.

Women pray outside of the mosque, while two boys walk past.

Women pray outside of the mosque, while two boys walk past.

Men pray during Friday prayer services in Jerusalem, outside the walls of the mosque.

Men pray during Friday prayer services in Jerusalem, outside the walls of the mosque.

Men pray during Friday prayer services in Jerusalem, outside the walls of the mosque, while a cleaning crew waits for the service to be over in order to clean the streets once finished.

Men pray during Friday prayer services in Jerusalem, outside the walls of the mosque, while a cleaning crew waits.

Have a good rest of Ramadan for all of my Muslim friends.  Hope the fasting isn’t so hard now that you’re at the tail end.

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