Costume InternationalS

[Tel Aviv, February 24. Image via Getty]

Children of foreign workers dressed in costumes play at a school in Tel Aviv during the Jewish holiday of Purim on February 24, 2010. A public school in Tel Aviv invited children of foreign workers to celebrate purim together and feel part of the Jewish society. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther. AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)