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Jerusalem, Israel, September 26, 2007—An ultra-orthodox Jewish boy waits as his father, left, and others check etrogs—a citrus fruit—for imperfections at a market during preparations for the Jewish holiday Sukkot.

The etrog is used with a lulav—a palm branch, two willow branches and three myrtle branches bound together—for rituals during the seven-day festival.

Sukkot, which means "booths", refers to the temporary dwellings that Jews live in during the holiday in memory of the biblical account of the Jews wandering 40 years in the desert after the exodus from Egypt.

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