An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man swings a chicken over his family as they perform the Kapparot ceremony in the Ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem on October 10, 2016. It is considered that this way personal sins get symbolically transferred to a chicken. The ceremony is performed on the eve of Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement), the most important holiday in Judaism, which this year will start after the sunset on October 11.

Photo: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP / East News

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