Lag Ba’omer Celebrations Light Up Israel

In a night-long vigil, thousands of Jews lit large bonfires across the country.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch a flame during the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer celebration in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The holiday marking the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews during the Roman times.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch a flame during the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer celebration in Jerusalem, May 25, 2016. Credit: Oded Balilty, AP
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews dance next to a bonfire during celebrations for the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba’omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood May 25, 2016.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews dance next to a bonfire during celebrations for the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba’omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood May 25, 2016. Credit: Ronen Zvulun, Reuters
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy stands around a bonfire as he celebrates the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer in the city of Ashdod, Israel May 25, 2016.
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy stands around a bonfire as he celebrates the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer in Ashdod, May 25, 2016. Credit: Amir Cohen, Reuters
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dance near a bonfire as they celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer in the city of Ashdod, Israel May 25, 2016. REUTERS/
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys dance near a bonfire as they celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer in Ashdod, May 25, 2016.Credit: Amir Cohen, Reuters
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman walks with a stroller near a bonfire, as she celebrates the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer in the city of Ashdod, Israel May 25, 2016.
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman walks with a stroller near a bonfire, as she celebrates the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer in Ashdod, May 25, 2016. Credit: Amir Cohen, Reuters
Ultra-Orthodox Jews stand around a bonfire during the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer celebration in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The holiday marking the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews during the Roman times.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews stand around a bonfire during the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer celebration in Jerusalem, May 25, 2016Credit: Oded Balilty, AP
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy watchs a bonfire during the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer celebration in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The holiday marking the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews during the Roman times.
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy watchs a bonfire during the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer celebration in Jerusalem, May 25, 2016.Credit: Oded Balilty, AP
Ultra-Orthodox Jews light a bonfire during the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer celebration in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The holiday marking the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews during the Roman times.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews light a bonfire during the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer celebration in Jerusalem, May 25, 2016. Credit: Oded Balilty, AP

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