Holiday of Shavuot, atop Mount Gerizim, near Nablus

Members of the Samaritan sect take part in their traditional pilgrimage marking the holiday of Shavuot, atop Mount Gerizim, near the West Bank city of Nablus early June 24, 2012. The Samaritans, who trace their roots to the biblical Kingdom of Israel in what is now the northern occupied West Bank, observe religious practices similar to those of Judaism.

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