ISRAEL: A day without cars
Here's a few spare photos from several hours spent riding my bicycle around Jerusalem on Yom Kippur.
The annual holy day completely transforms the country. All stores shut down, and vehicle traffic is banned in most places.
But in predominantly Arab East Jerusalem, it was business as usual.
Stores remained open, and cars moved around normally.
Temporary barricades blocked East Jerusalem drivers from entering the no-car zone of the west side.
Walkers, cyclists and tourists reveled in a city without cars.
— Ashraf Khalil in Jerusalem
P.S. Get news from the Middle East in your mailbox every day. The Los Angeles Times distributes a free daily newsletter with the latest headlines from the Middle East, as well as the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. You can subscribe by logging in at the website here, clicking on the box for "L.A. Times updates" and then clicking on the "World: Mideast" box.