IN PHOTOS: Jews in Jerusalem Mourn on Tisha B'Av, the Saddest Day of the Jewish Calendar

The ninth of Av marks the destruction of the Second Temple.

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Jewish men pray during the mourning ritual of Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall.
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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy points at a Torah scroll during the mourning ritual of Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall. Photo by AP

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish kids read from the book of Eicha during the annual Tisha B'Av. Photo by AFP

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men use candles to read from the book of Eicha during the annual Tisha B'Av. Photo by AFP

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men sleep as other men pray during the annual Tisha B'A vat Western Wall. Photo by AFP

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men sleep as other men pray during the annual Tisha B'Av at Western Wall. Photo by AP

Orthodox Jewish pray during the annual Tisha B'Av, at Western Wall. Photo by AFP

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men read from the book of Eicha during the annual Tisha B'Av. Photo by AFP

An Orthodox Jewish man holds a mourning prayer during the annual Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall. Photo by AFP

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men use candles to read from the book of Eicha during the annual Tisha B'Av. Photo by AFP

Orthodox Jewish men hold a mourning prayer during the annual Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall. Photo by AP

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men pray during the mourning ritual of Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall. Photo by AFP

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men pray during mourning ritual of Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall. Photo by AP

Orthodox Jewish men hold a mourning prayer during the annual Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall. Photo by AFP

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man uses a candle to read from the book of Eicha during the annual Tisha B'Av. Photo by AFP