In Pictures: Israel celebrates 50 years since unification of Jerusalem
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In Pictures: Israel celebrates 50 years since unification of Jerusalem

Jerusalem's Old City walls have video art projected onto them, as fireworks light up the night sky to mark half a century of Israeli control

  • A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017.

(Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
    A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017. (Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
  • A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017.

(Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
    A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017. (Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
  • A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017.

(Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
    A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017. (Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
  • A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017.

(Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
    A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017. (Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
  • A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017.

(Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
    A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017. (Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
  • A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017.

(Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
    A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017. (Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
  • A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017.

(Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
    A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017. (Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
  • A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017.

(Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
    A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017. (Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
  • A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017.

(Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
    A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017. (Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
  • A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017.

(Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
    A ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification near Jerusalem Old City on May 21, 2017. (Photo credit: Alex Kolomoisky/POOL via JINIPIX)
  • President Reuven Rivlin meets with US ambassador to Israel David Friedman
    President Reuven Rivlin meets with US ambassador to Israel David Friedman
  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  • President Reuven Rivlin addressing an event marking the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem
    President Reuven Rivlin addressing an event marking the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem

Jerusalem has marked 50-years since the unification of the city during the six day war, with fireworks and a special ceremony addressed by Israel’s president and prime minister.

The Old City’s ancient walls were illustrated with projected video art, as fireworks lit up the night sky on Sunday evening.
After the display, a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary was addressed by President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
On Monday morning, president Donald Trump began his official visit to Israel. He will visit Jerusalem on the first day – and is set to become the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall.
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