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Jerusalem’s Old City dotted with religious, cultural landmarks

April 18, 2010

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim recently traveled to Israel and captured these images of Jerusalem’s Old City.

The Old City of Jerusalem is home to several key religious sites, such as the Jewish Temple Mount and its Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque.

During the Crusader era of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, there were four gates to the Old City, one on each side. The current walls have a total of eleven gates, but only seven are in use, each with its own name in Hebrew and Arabic.

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