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Orthodox Jewish children and adults in fancy dress take to the streets in London to celebrate the annual feast of Purim, celebrated by Jewish communities around the world with parades and costume parties. Purim commemorates the defeat of Haman, the adviser to the Persian king, and his plot to massacre the Jewish people, 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the biblical book of Esther. Stamford Hill in north London is home to Britain’s largest Haredi, or ultra-Orthodox, community

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