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28.09.2006 - A haredi couple doing the kapparot ritual near the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem.....Photo:Ariel Jerozolimski..28.09.2006 - An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man raises a chicken over the head  performing the "kaparot" ceremony in Jerusalem, Israel. ..The ritual is performed ahead of the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year, which begins on the evening of October 1. This ancient custom is believed to transfer one's sins from the past year on to the bird which is slaughtered and the meat given to the poor. ....Photo:Ariel Jerozolimski