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      Archive: 8/2/2012

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        8/2/2012, Av 14, 5772

      Jerusalem Mayor Fires Ramadan Cannon

      Mayor Nir Barkat of Jerusalem fired the ceremonial cannon marking the end of the days fasting for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Thursday evening.

      He was assisteed by Haj Yihye Sanduka, whose family has been responsible for the operating the artillery piece during Ramadan and the Eid Al-Fitr holiday that follows for 120 years, including the Ottoman period.