IN PHOTOS: Jerusalem's Old City in 1967 and 2017

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A boy sells bagels in an alley of Jerusalem's Old City, in this Government Press Office handout photo taken July 14, 1967. Fritz Cohen/Courtesy of Government Press Office/Handout via Reuters THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. SEARCH "1967 WAR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
A boy sells bagels in an alley of Jerusalem's Old City, in this Government Press Office handout photo taken July 14, 1967. Credit: HANDOUT/REUTERS
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Israel will soon mark the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, a conflict in which it captured the Old City of Jerusalem and more than two dozen Palestinian villages around it from Jordan, laying the foundations of a long-simmering dispute.

According to the Jewish calendar, the anniversary falls on May 24 this year, even though the anniversary for most of the world will be on June 5, when the war began in 1967.

For Israelis, all of Jerusalem, including the Old City and its eastern suburbs, is their "eternal and indivisible" capital.

For Palestinians, East Jerusalem is a symbol of their national struggle and home to Islam's third most sacred site, the al-Aqsa mosque, and the nearby glittering Dome of the Rock.

A combination picture shows an Arab woman shopping at a stall selling freshly ground spices in Jerusalem, July 1, 1967 (top) and a man buying freshly ground spices from the same stall May 16, 2017.Credit: STAFF/REUTERS
A combination picture shows men and women standing in separate sections as they visit the Western Wall, in Jerusalem's Old City, September 1, 1967 (top) and the same location May 17, 2017. Credit: STAFF/REUTERS
A combination picture shows Israeli commander Motta Gur and his brigade observing the Temple Mount, during the 1967 War, Jerusalem, June 7, 1967, and the same location, May17, 2017.Credit: STAFF/REUTERS
A combination picture shows Palestinians standing in front of the Dome of the Rock, in Jerusalem's Old City, June 23, 1967 (top) and the same location May 17, 2017. Credit: STAFF/REUTERS
A combination picture shows Arab legion positions seen under fire to clear way for Israeli units during the 1967 War, June 6, 1967, and the same location in May 14, 2017. Credit: TAFF/REUTERS
A combination picture shows a boy selling bagels in an alley of Jerusalem's Old City, in this Government Press Office handout photo, taken July 14, 1967 (top) and the same location May 17, 2017. Credit: STAFF/REUTERS
A combination picture shows people standing in a plaza near al-Aqsa mosque during Friday prayers, in Jerusalem's Old City, June 23, 1967 (top) and the same location May 17, 2017. Credit: STAFF/REUTERS
A combination picture shows men sitting at a sidewalk cafe in Jerusalem's Old City, in June 19, 1967 (top) and the same location May 17, 2017. Credit: STAFF/REUTERS
A combination picture shows an ancient archway and ramp leading to the Qayt Bay fountain, on the Noble Sanctuary, Jerusalem's Old City, August 23, 1967, and the same location May 17, 2017.Credit: STAFF/REUTERS
A combination picture shows Avshalom's tomb and the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, in this Government Press Office handout photo taken June 22, 1967 (top) and the same location May 17, 2017.Credit: STAFF/REUTERS
A combination picture shows the Hearst Junior Diplomats walking in front of the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem's Old City, December 24, 1967, and Palestinians walking in the same location, May 17, 2017.Credit: STAFF/REUTERS
A combination picture shows people walking near Damascus Gate leading into Jerusalem's Old City in this Government Press Office handout photo, taken July 14, 1967, and the same location, May 14, 2017.Credit: STAFF/REUTERS

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