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Monthly Photos November 2011

Photos taken by ILCAA staff and associates are posted here once a month; most of them are taken during their field research in Asia and Africa.

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Jerusalem is a holy city for the three main monotheistic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – which has attracted pilgrims from all over the world. For centuries it has been an international city, visited by people from all over the globe.

Because of its holiness, however, many countries and powers have vied to control Jerusalem, resulting in conflicts and wars that have unfortunately defined much of the city’s history. The present contenders are Israelis and Palestinians, both of whom insist on making it their capital city.

While being in the midst of the conflict and political tension, Jerusalem still possesses an immense beauty and attractiveness. The reason may come from the purity and honesty of the prayers poured out by residents and visitors alike.

JUN 2011
prayer at the Holy Sepulcher church
Photograph by Aiko NISHIKIDA

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