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Jerusalem Attractions, Ancient and New

Jerusalem intrigues with its mix of ancient and new. From the Dome of the Rock to the city's rail line, see how the old and new intersect in the Holy City ... and where you can get some tasty hummus.

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Photography by Lisa Singh

Dome of the Rock

Women ascend the steps to the Dome of the Rock. Built more than 1,300 years ago, the shrine stands as Islam’s third-holiest site. Competing religious beliefs make it the world’s most hotly debated piece of land. At its center is the Foundation Stone -- the spot where believers say Mohammad ascended to heaven; and where, for Jewish believers, the ancient Temple’s Holy of Holies stood.

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