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Iranian Jews pose for photographs holding a painting of Moses with "The Ten Commandments," after prayers at the Molla Agha Baba Synagogue, in the city of Yazd 420 miles (676 kilometers) south of capital Tehran (AP)
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Iranian Jewish man lights candles at the tomb of Harav Oursharga, one of the holiest Jewish sites in Iran (AP)
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Iranian Jewish men pray at the Molla Agha Baba Synagogue (AP)
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Iranian Jewish man holds a Torah scroll at the Molla Agha Baba Synagogue (AP)
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Iranian Jewish man carries a Torah scroll as women touch it at the Molla Agha Baba Synagogue (AP)
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Iranian Jewish man leads prayers at the Molla Agha Baba Synagogue (AP)
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Iranian Jewish man prays at the Molla Agha Baba Synagogue (AP)
Iranian Jews
Iranian Jews pray at the Molla Agha Baba Synagogue (AP)
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Iranian Jewish man carries a Torah scroll at the Molla Agha Baba Synagogue (AP)
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Iranian Jews pray at the tomb of Harav Oursharga, one of the holiest Jewish sites in Iran (AP)
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Iranian Jews men enter the Molla Agha Baba Synagogue (AP)
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Iranian Jewish man prays at the Molla Agha Baba Synagogue (AP)
Nov
26

Iran has been home to Jews for more than 3,000 years, and has the largest community in the Middle East outside of Israel

More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this week to visit a shrine. The pilgrimage was like many others in the Islamic Republic until you notice the men are wearing yarmulkes.

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