A boy sells bagels in an alley of Jerusalem's Old City, in this Government Press Office handout photo taken July 14, 1967. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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

Fifty years after Six Day War, Jerusalem retains much of its old look

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.

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