Photo of the Day 11 December 2008

Tomb of the Patriarchs, Hebron, West Bank, Israel, 1985
Photograph by James L. Stanfield
The disputed West Bank territory in the Middle East is home to many archaeological sites with religious and political significance for Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Here, an Orthodox Hasidic Jew walks between two Arab men at the entrance to Hebron's Tomb of the Patriarchs, a sacred shrine that function as both synagogue and mosque, sometimes in the course of a single day.