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    Celebrating Passover & Easter In The Holy Land

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    The Jerusalem municipality has assessed that up to a million people will visit the Old City and the Western Wall over the Passover holiday in addition to the thousands of Christian pilgrims touring the holy sites. On Tuesday a beefed up security presence guarded the crowds that thronged to the Old City.Hundreds of Greek Orthodox pilgrims celebrating Easter marched towards the Qasr el Yahud site near Jericho on Tuesday  before being baptized in the Jordan River. In order to cater for the influx of pilgrims celebrating Easter the army opened the baptism sites located next to the Jordanian border.04/23/08