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Throngs gathered at the famed al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to mark Laylat al-Qadr.
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Nearly 400,000 Palestinians gathered in Jerusalem at the famous al-Aqsa Mosque for Laylat al-Qadr, the holy night commemorating when the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammad.

Laylat al-Qadr is considered to be the most holy night of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month. The exact date of Laylat al-Qadr is disputed, but it is believed to have occurred on one of the last 10 days of the month. 

Israeli forces imposed tight security measures on Palestinians crossing borders to reach al-Aqsa, and enforced age limitations for admission.


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Thousands gather at al-Aqsa mosque for Laylat al-Qadr on the 27th night of Ramadan.


/Wael Salaymeh/Al Jazeera
Laylat al-Qadr is the night during which it is believed that the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.


/Wael Salaymeh/Al Jazeera
Nearly 400,000 Palestinians participated in the religious ceremony in Jerusalem.


/Wael Salaymeh/Al Jazeera
Muslims often conduct extra prayers at night during the holy month of Ramadan.


/Wael Salaymeh/Al Jazeera
The exact date when Laylat al-Qadr took place is not known, but it is believed to fall on one of the last five odd-numbered nights of Ramadan.


/Wael Salaymeh/Al Jazeera
Many stay up during the whole night to pray.


/Wael Salaymeh/Al Jazeera
Several recite entire Quran passages throughout the night.


/Wael Salaymeh/Al Jazeera
Although the Israelis imposed age restrictions on who could attend, hundreds of thousands came to the historic mosque nevertheless.


/Wael Salaymeh/Al Jazeera
Both men and women participated in the holy event.


/Wael Salaymeh/Al Jazeera
The last 10 days of Ramadan are considered to be the holiest part of the month.



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