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Male members of the Samaritan Community pray at the beginning of a traditional circumcision ceremony atop Mount Gerizim, above the West Bank city of Nablus, 5 May, 2014. The rite of circumcision is traditionally Performed on the eighth day after a male baby's birth in Accordance with the Torah. The Samaritan religion descends from the ancient Israelite tribes of Menashe and Ephraim, and the community nowadays numbers around 700 people, half of them living in a village in Mount Gerizim, near the Palestinian city of Nablus. Photo by Nedal Eshtayah