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Clean out of written prayers from cracks of Jerusalem's Western Wall

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Clean out of written prayers from cracks of Jerusalem's Western Wall

Cleaners have been removing written prayers that visitors have left in the cracks of the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

The work is done twice a year to guarantee space for new prayers. The notes that are extracted are buried in the Mount of Olives according to the ritual.

The tradition of putting a small paper with a prayer between the cracks of the wall is several centuries old.

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