Global Images Contest 2009-2010

Leaping at the Western Wall

WINNER

It is nearly impossible not to be left speechless upon first seeing the Western Wall, otherwise known as HaKotel, in Jerusalem. It was a brutally hot summer day and the stones of the surrounding plaza radiated the heat. Prepared to photograph the city’s enduring anchor, I caught sight of a Haredi (ultra-orthodox) man and his two sons jogging past, set before the gender barrier of the prayer area and al-Aqsa mosque. I never figured out where they were running.

Alexandra (Sasha) Williams ’10

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