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      Photo Essay: Ashkenazi and Gantz Pray at Kotel

      Outgoing and incoming IDF Chief of Staff went to pray at the Kotel following a ceremony in which Gantz officially took over from Ashkenazi.
      By Elad Benari
      First Publish: 2/15/2011, 12:54 AM / Last Update: 2/15/2011, 1:15 AM

      IDF Spokesperson Unit

      The IDF's outgoing Chief of Staff, Gabi Ashkenazi, and his successor, Benny Gantz, visited the Kotel on Monday. Their visit took place after a special ceremony in which Gantz assumed the role from Ashkenazi.

      All photos courtesy of the IDF Spokesperson's Unit

      Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi and the incoming Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz at the Western Wall



      The incoming IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, with his family



      Officials toast the outgoing IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi



      First Meeting of the IDF General Staff headed by the new IDF Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz



      Pictures of the honor guard welcoming the incoming IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz



      The outgoing Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, on his way out of the IDF HQ