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April 25, 2012 4:01 pm

Celebrations Begin for 64th Independence Day in Israel

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Israeli helicopters fly above the beach in Tel Aviv during the country's 60th Independence Day. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – An annual torch-lighting ceremony was being held at Israel’s capital on Wednesday, marking the end of Remembrance Day. The end of the ceremony will touch off Independence Day celebrations across the country.

The official theme of this year’s Independence Day ceremony at Mount Herzl was “Water – The Source of Life.” Participants, chosen by a public committee within the Israel National Ceremony Center, were lighting 12 torches, representing the 12 tribes of the Jewish nation.

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