Large crowds of tourists and pilgrims filed into the church throughout the morning. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Tourists and pilgrims returned to the Jerusalem church built at the site many see as the holiest in Christianity Wednesday as it reopened following a rare three-day closure in protest at Israeli measures.Large crowds of tourists and pilgrims filed into the church throughout the morning.The church is built where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.Christian leaders decided to reopen the church after Israel Tuesday suspended tax measures they oppose and shelved a proposed law that would allow the state to expropriate land sold by the church.
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