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In Photos: Experience Ancient Jerusalem's Splendor with Virtual-Reality App

A holy site

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(Image credit: Chadica)

As the remnant of the ancient walls nearest to the site of the Second Temple, Jerusalem's Western Wall is one of the holiest sites in Judaism, and a place of prayer and pilgrimage for visitors to the city from all over the world.

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