Ultra-Orthodox Jews are not required to perform military service in Israel, and the issue is subject to intense debate following the country's election last week. Here, ultra-Orthodox men sign up for alternate civilian service earlier this month. Baz Ratner/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Newseum in Washington, on Tuesday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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In 1800, when the tapestry cap was made, Aleppo was a major textile center, dotted with workshops where silk was woven and crafted. This 1873 photograph shows a Muslim man and woman from the region. Courtesy of The Textile Museum hide caption

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