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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish family pray as leavened items are burnt in... News PhotoCity,Coastal Feature,Family,Group Of Objects,Haredi Judaism,Israel,Mediterranean Culture,Netanya,Passover,Praying,Preparation,Religion,Sunset,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPAn Ultra-Orthodox Jewish family pray as leavened items are burnt in the final preparation before the start at sundown of the Jewish Passover holiday, in the Mediterranean coastal city of Netanya, central Israel, on March 25, 2013. All leavened food, such as bread, is forbidden to Jews during the week-long holiday, which to commemorate the Israelites' exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago. Due to the haste with which the Jews left Egypt, the bread they had prepared for the journey did not have time to rise. To commemorate their ancestors' plight, the religious avoid eating leavened food products throughout Passover. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)