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Kaparot ceremony

A Jewish girl holds the chicken she will swing over her head during the Kaparot ceremony ahead of Yom Kippur in Jerusalem September 11, 2013. The Jewish ritual is supposed to transfer the sins of the past year to the chicken, and is performed before the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, the most important day in the Jewish calendar, which this year falls on September 14. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARIMARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images ** TCN OUT **Marco Longari / AFP/Getty Images