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Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Jerusalem's Western Wall yesterday, and slipped a personal note between the stones before heading to a memorial service for assassinated prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.

Children threw candy at the New York Democrat, while she posed with women celebrating their sons' bar mitzvahs at the Western Wall.

A blue shawl draped around her shoulders, Clinton spent a few solitary moments before the massive structure, while her male security detail stood on the sidelines, barred from the exclusively women's portion of the holy site.

Clinton did not reveal the content of the note she slipped in the wall. Many Jews believe that pleas placed between the stones of the holy site will be answered by God.

Clinton also met the parents of a Magen David Adom rescue service volunteer killed three years ago while doing reserve duty in the Israeli army. Clinton had met Yochai Porat just two weeks before he was killed.

Clinton did not go to the Palestinian territories or meet any Palestinian officials during her three-day visit to the region.