An ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth holds a chicken above the head of another boy after the Kaparot ritual in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, September 9, 2013, ahead of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day ... more 
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth holds a chicken above the head of another boy after the Kaparot ritual in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, September 9, 2013, ahead of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, which starts at sundown on Friday. Kaparot is an ancient custom connected to Yom Kippur, where white chickens are slaughtered as a symbolic gesture of atonement. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION ANIMALS) less 
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Mon, Sep 9, 2013 12:42 PM EDT