The Festival of Light in the Old City will provide, through the use of light, a dramatic and artistic dimension to the Old City’s nights. From the illumination of architecture to light statues, the festival will be a public and family celebration.
Men of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo during the beginning of the fight in the Old City of Aleppo. The conflict began on 15 March 2011 with nationwide demonstrations as part of the wider protest movement known as the Arab Spring.
The old city of Jerusalem is decorated to welcome the upcoming Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, which Muslims across the globe celebrate by abstaining from eating, sexual relations and drinking from sunrise to sunset.
The third annual Old City Knights Festival opened in Jerusalem and will run for four consecutive Thursdays. The theme is knights and dragons and features battle scenes between knights and fire-spitting dragons, princesses and jesters.
Athletes run past the Old City, as they take part in the international Jerusalem Marathon. The course begins at Israel's parliament, passes through Mount Scopus and the Old City, and finishes at Sacher Park.
Visiting Jerusalem, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on the Saturday before Easter, is a special occasion for Christian Orthodox pilgrims the world over, and perhaps the climax of Easter Week, as the 900 year old Holy Fire miracle takes place.
Palestinians pray near Israeli policemen outside Jerusalem's Old City. Israeli police declared an age limit on Friday for Palestinians wanting to enter the Old City, only allowing males above the age of 50 and all females to enter.
Palestinians and foreign activists protest against the plans to create National Park in the Issawiya neighborhood. Palestinians claim the land as theirs, and Israeli forces plan to begin construction soon.
Syrians demonstrate in front of the Old City Hall, asking the international community to recognize the National Syrian Council as the new representative body of all Syrians. Toronto, Canada. 29th October, 2011
Athens, the capital of Greece, located at the basin of the Attica, the heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, with a number of ancient monuments, the most famous of all being the Parthenon and the ancient Agora.
The Eighth Jerusalem beer festival is underway in the Old City. The Jerusalem Beer Festival is celebrating its 8th year by preparing its audience an exclusive production in the heart of Jerusalem at the historic train station.
Exposed ancient buildings in the old city of Aleppo to destruction because of fighting in the region, there are indelible history of the city and destroy the warring bear the greatest bear the greatest responsibility in the destruction of the city.
Vendors sell carob with lemon juice and others sell hummus and falafel outside the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem's Old City. These items are considered to be appetizers during the holy month of fasting, Ramadan. Israel. 6th August 2011
In the Old City of Sana'a, for years recognized as a bastion of support for outgoing president Ali Abdullah Saleh, local citizens turned out in large numbers to vote in Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and put an official end to Saleh's 33-year-long rule.