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Qasr al-Yahud Baptismal Site

Qasr al-Yahud Baptismal Site
by Abir Sultan


An Eritrean Orthodox Christian pilgrim baptizes a young girl, as pilgrims celebrate Epiphany at the Qasr al-Yahud Baptismal Site, near the West Bank city of Jericho. The baptism site is where, according to the tradition, Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Christian tradition marks this site as the place of the 'spiritual birth' of Jesus.