Orthodox Jewish men praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Judaism's holiest site.
A bookcase catches an Orthodox Jewish man's reflection at the Western Wall. Portions of the Western Wall run underground adjacent to the Temple Mount.
Three Orthodox Jewish men at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City.
Hasidic Jewish men study in a library inside the Western Wall's underground section in Jerusalem's Old City.
A Palestinian man walking through the streets of the Muslim Quarter in Jerusalem's Old City.
Israeli border policemen guard the entrance to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City amid festive Ramadan lights.
A street scene outside of a barber shop in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City.
"Katayef," a Ramadan pastry, being sold in Jerusalem's Old City during the Muslim holy month.
The busy hummus restaurant of Lina's at lunchtime in Jerusalem's Old City.
Former Israeli soldiers turned political artists known as "The White Soldiers" perform in Jerusalem's Old City during Jerusalem Day.
A Coptic monk walks past the Ninth Station on the Cross along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem's Old City. This station marks the third time Jesus fell on his way to the Crucifixion.
The Tomb of Jesus Christ lies under the large dome of the Rotunda in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, venerated by Christians the world over as the site of Jesus Christ's death and resurrection.
A man walks past a souvenir T-shirt shop in Jerusalem's Old City.
Campaign posters in East Jerusalem supporting President Mahmoud Abbas following the death of Yassir Arafat at the end of 2005. In the lower left hand corner a right-wing Israeli slogan reads, "It is forbidden to give them a state."
An Israeli border policeman looks out over East Jerusalem from the top of the Old City's Damascus Gate.
Two young Ultra-Orthodox boys pass through Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City.
An Orthodox Jewish man in Jerusalem's Mea Sharim neighborhood inspects a citron fruit that is used in the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, traditionally an autumn harvest festival.
A Jewish family walks past a young Palestinian street vendor outside of the Old City in East Jerusalem.
Demonstrators gather in Jerusalem on Saturday night to protest the rising cost of living in Israel. Throughout the summer of 2011 Israel was rocked by a homegrown social justice movement demanding a change in the government's social and economic policies.
An Israeli border policeman stands watch as Muslims leave al-Aqsa Mosque after Friday prayers during the holy month of Ramadan in Jerusalem's Old City.
Palestinian workers stand in line along the Separation Wall at Checkpoint 300, the main crossing point between Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Workers will begin arriving as early as two o'clock in the morning to catch a place near the front of the line of the checkpoint in order to make it to their jobs inside Israel on time.
Thayar Hamdan, an officer in the Palestinian Authority National Security Force in Gaza, lost both legs during the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip during the summer of 2007. He is now recovering in the West Bank city in Beit Jala.
Palestinians rally on the tops of buildings around Yassir Arafat Square in downtown Ramallah to watch President Abbas's UN speech to the General Assembly where he is seeking full United Nations membership for Palestine.
Three Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men look out over the Western Wall Plaza with the Dome of the Rock in the distance.
Signs warning of mine fields are seen everywhere in the Golan Heights.
Beach goers at Tel Aviv.
A family enjoys the early evening at Gaza City's sea port as a fishing boat passes.
Young men in the streets of the divided village of Ghajar on the border with Lebanon and Syria's Golan Heights. While its residents consider themselves Syrian citizens, the village itself is divided between the border with Lebanon and the Israeli occupied Golan Heights.
A segment of the concrete wall that was meant to protect the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo from gunfire coming from the Palestinian village across the valley has been decorated with an idealized pastoral scene. Many consider Gilo an illegal Jewish settlement since it was built on lands occupied by Israel following the Six Day War in June of 1967.
A gigantic poster adorns the slabs of concrete that constitute a portion of the separation wall that surrounds the city of Bethlehem.
A portion of the separation wall that surrounds the city of Bethlehem.
The golden top of the Dome of the Rock on top of Jerusalem's Temple Mount is set against a blue sky.
Young Palestinian boys play soccer at night outside the lit walls of Jerusalem's Old City.
Ultra Orthodox Israeli boys sit in the middle of an empty street during the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur in Jerusalem. Yom Kippur is Judaism's holiest day.
A sign advertising luxury apartments outside the Palestinian city of Jericho.