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A large crowd of Orthodox Jewish men wait to be checked by security at MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, N.J, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, as they arrive for the start of the celebration Siyum HaShas. The Siyum HaShas, marks the completion of the Daf Yomi, or daily reading and study of one page of the 2,711 page book. The cycle takes about 7½ years to finish. This is the 12th put on by Agudath Israel of America, an Orthodox Jewish organization based in New York. Organizers say this year's will be, by far, the largest one yet. More than 90,000 tickets have been sold, and faithful will gather at about 100 locations worldwide to watch the celebration. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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