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A member of the security forces walks on April 30, 2021 through the scene of a stampede that took place during a religious gathering overnight in the northern Israeli town of Meron near the reputed tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, a second-century Talmudic sage, where mainly ultra-Orthodox Jews flock to mark the Lag BaOmer holiday. – A massive stampede at the densely packed Jewish pilgrimage site killed at least 44 people in northern Israel early in the morning, with rescue workers facing chaotic crowds while trying to evacuate the injured. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)