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Photos: The scene after at least 45 were killed and dozens injured in stampede at religious festival in Israel

At least 45 people were killed and more than 100 injured when a stampede broke out at a crowded Jewish festival in northern Israel on Thursday night, turning one of the first public celebrations in a country emerging from the coronavirus pandemic into a mass tragedy.

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April 30, 2021

Security officials and rescuers stand near the bodies of those who died during a Lag B’Omer celebration at Mount Meron in northern Israel.

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Ishay Jerusalemite/AP

April 30, 2021

Israeli security officials and rescuers carry the bodies of the victims.

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David Cohen/AP

April 30, 2021

Security officials and rescuers carry a man who was injured during the festival.

April 30, 2021

A military helicopter evacuates injured people from Ziv hospital in the northern Israeli city of Safed to medical centers in the central part of the country.

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April 30, 2021

People wait to be evacuated by bus in the northern Israeli town of Meron at the scene of the stampede.

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April 30, 2021

Rescue workers transport a dead body into an ambulance.

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April 30, 2021

An injured man looks on as Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, not pictured, visits the wounded at Ziv hospital in Safad.

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April 30, 2021

A man prays.

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April 30, 2021

Rescue teams near the reputed tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

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April 30, 2021

Orthodox Jews clash with a police officer.

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April 30, 2021

A man checks the personal belongings of Jewish pilgrims.

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April 30, 2021

An Israeli man cleans up debris.

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April 30, 2021

Men gather at the scene.

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April 30, 2021

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, visits the site of the stampede.

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April 30, 2021

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman comforts another at a cemetery in Bnei Brak as people attend the funeral of one of the victims.

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April 30, 2021

Mourners gather in Jerusalem for the funeral of Rabbi Eliezer Goldberg, who died during the Lag B’Omer celebrations at Mount Meron.

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Ariel Schalit/AP

April 30, 2021

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man surrounded by other men weeps at the cemetery in Bnei Brak.

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Mourners attend the funeral of Moshe Ben Shalom at a cemetery in Petah Tikva.

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Oded Balilty/AP

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish mourners attend a funeral at Segula cemetery in Petah Tikva.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men mourn over the body of Shraga Eliyahu Gashtner during his funeral in Jerusalem.

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Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Mourners walk through a cemetery for the funeral of Menahem Zachach.

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Oded Balilty/AP

May 1, 2021

People gather at Shamgar funeral house before the burial of American citizen, Menachem Knoblowitz, victim in the Meron stampede, at Har Hamenuhut cemetery in Jerusalem.

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Kobi Wolf/for The Washington Post

May 1, 2021

Ultra-Orthodox mourners outside the funeral house before the burial of Menachem Knoblowitz in Jerusalem.

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Kobi Wolf/for The Washington Post

May 1, 2021

Mourners stand near the body of U.S. citizen Menachem Knoblowitz at the Shamgar funeral home in Jerusalem before his burial Saturday.

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Kobi Wolf/for The Washington Post

May 1, 2021

People attend Yedidya Fogel's funeral at a Jerusalem cemetery.

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Kobi Wolf/for The Washington Post

May 1, 2021

Mourners cry during the funeral of Yedidya Fogel, victim in the stampede, at Har Hamenuhut cemetery in Jerusalem.

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Kobi Wolf/for The Washington Post

May 1, 2021

People attend Yedidya Fogel's funeral.

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Kobi Wolf/for The Washington Post

May 1, 2021

People attend Yedidya Fogel's funeral.

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Kobi Wolf/for The Washington Post

May 1, 2021

People attend Yedidya Fogel's funeral at a Jerusalem cemetery.

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Kobi Wolf/for The Washington Post

May 1, 2021

Mourners embrace during Yedidya Fogel's funeral.

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Kobi Wolf/FTWP

May 1, 2021

Mourners embrace during Yedidya Fogel's funeral.

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Kobi Wolf/for The Washington Post