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Walking in the Footsteps of Religion and History

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Jerusalem as seen from the Mount of Olives
JERUSALEM — Christians everywhere are celebrating Good Friday, the day Jesus wascrucified. WRAL's David Crabtree and Photographer Jay Jennings are in Jerusalem,joining in with Christians from around the world, including folks fromthe Triangle.

Jerusalem is one of the world's most holy cities. Threegreat religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam are all based here.There's also an ancient city within the city limits.

The old city of Jerusalem is contained within historic walls. Infact, a section of the wall was built in the first century.

Once inside, it's a different world. The Arab quarter of the city is a popular spot for tourists. It's also home to the Via Dolorosa, the pathtaken by Christ to his crucifixion.

Earlier today, a stretch of the Via Dolorosa, a narrow passageway inArab East Jerusalem, was packed as people from all around the world madetheir pilgrimage here to help commemorate the crucifixion of Christ.

Every year, people want to see the reenactment as Jesus is being ledto the spot where he would be crucified. People like Don andLinda Loposay of Wendell. They know how important a trip to the HolyLand can be.Don Loposay:"Being able to ready the Holyscripture and then being able to see those actual sites, to be able towalk where Jesus walked, to experience it first hand, is just incredibleand awesome."

While this is Good Friday, a holy day for Christians, for many people inthe Holy Land, it's life as usual.


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