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In pictures: Jerusalem's Temple Mount or Haram al-Sharif

The Temple Mount or Haram al-Sharif is the most important religious site in Jerusalem.

Its Western Wall is the holiest site in Judaism. The mount is holy to Jews because it was the site of the First and Second Temple in ancient times.

The compound also houses the Dome of the Rock, pictured here, and the al-Aqsa mosque, the third holiest site in Islam.

Israeli police guard the compound, but an Islamic Waqf or trust administers the Muslim parts of the site.

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