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Women at the Western Wall

Published 3:52 PM ET, Fri April 12, 2013
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An Israeli border policewoman stands guard as members of the group Women of the Wall wear Jewish prayer shawls -- traditionally worn by men -- and pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on April 11. GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images
Israeli policewomen detain a member of the group. The women say they should be able to pray as they wish at the Western Wall. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
Members of Women of the Wall sing and pray on April 11, the first day of the Jewish month of Iyar. GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images
An Orthodox Jewish man chants slogans against the women praying at the wall. GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images
Five members of the group were detained by police during the group's monthly prayers at the wall. GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images
A member of the group prays while wearing a prayer shawl and tefillin, small leather boxes containing Hebrew scriptures worn on the forehead and left arm -- also traditionally only worn by men. GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images
An Israeli policewoman speaks to a member of the group. GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images
A member of the group wears tefillin as she prays. GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images
A detained member of the group is led away by an Israeli policewoman. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
Members of the group maintain that both men and women should be allowed to pray and wear prayer shawls at the wall. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
In 2003, the Israeli High Court gave women permission to pray as they want on the premises, but not at the Western Wall itself. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images