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Hanukkah around the world

2011-12-21 05:36:46 GMT2011-12-21 13:36:46(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Crowd members join in for the Jewish festival of Hanukkah in Trafalgar Square in London, December 20, 2011. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important Jewish holidays and is celebrated by Jews worldwide. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal (3rd R) lights a giant menorah during a ceremony in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, December 20, 2011. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important Jewish holidays and is celebrated by Jews worldwide. (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch)

Members of Hungary's Orthodox Jewish community dance on the street while celebrating the beginning of the Hanukkah Festival in downtown Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a child as he lights a candle for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood December 20, 2011. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)

Jewish seminary student Tuli Urbach from New York lights a candle for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood December 20, 2011. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)

Jewish seminary student Mayer Engel from Los Angeles, California, recites a prayer as he lights a candle for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood December 20, 2011. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, marks the rebellion of Maccabee Jews against the Greeks in 165 BC. The eight day festival begins at sun down Dec. 20.

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