Below are dozens of link (more than a thousand photos) of Lag BaOmer events around the world.

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(Please note that YWN did not exclude any locations – but posted every location which sent to us.)

From dawn to dusk, the air in Meron was filled with simcha Lag BaOmer day as yidden from all walks of life came to participate in the hilula of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. This stunning essay documents the day, starting with shacharis b’vasikin followed by an daf yomi shiur. Hundreds of fathers brought their sons for their chalakas while other children played with crossbows and dance. Some people went on hikes to nearby mekomos kedoshim as others joined the crowds by the fires.

Credit: Yosef Gottlieb / Kuvien Images (Yehuda Boltshauser & Co.)

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PHOTOS & VIDEO: Motzei Shabbos Lag BaOmer 5770 In Meron

Following an uplifting shabbos in Meron, thousands of people gathered by Rashbi’s tzyion on motzei shabbos for havdalah. Taking advantage of the relative calm before the storm, people flocked to daven by the tziyon before the first buses from Yerushalayim arrived, as security and rescue personnel put the finishing touches on what many say is one of the most complex inter-agency events of the year. At 11:00 people gathered to watch the Boyaner Rebbe light the medura. Dignitaries including Eli Yishai were present for the ceremony, which was followed by the start of the dancing, accompanied by the famous band of musicians.

Credits: Yitzchok Russek / Kuvien Images (Yehuda Boltshauser & Co.)

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PHOTOS & VIDEO: Lag Ba’Omer 5770 by Kever Shimon HaTzaddik

Not everyone was able to make it to Meron on Lag Ba’Omer. Therefore, some people in Yerushalayim went to Kever Shimon HaTzaddik to celebrate and daven.

Credit: B.W. Posen / Kuvien Images

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PHOTOS & VIDEOS: Lag BaOmer 5770 in Modi’in Illit

Over a thousand people gathered in the vicinity of Merkaz Kesem in Modi’in Illit on motzei shabbos for the lighting of the central Kiryat Sefer medura. Organized by the Darchei Chinuch organization, the bonfire was built by talmidim of a few different local schools. While traditionally lit by the Rav of the town, HaRav Kessler, this year a young bachur who recently had a recent refua lit the torch following the recital of a kapitel tehilim. Also present at the event was the Admor M’Belsky. The festivities ended a few hours before the rains began to fall, making the work of the under-staffed fire brigade easier.

Credits: Yehuda Boltshauser / Kuvien Images

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Lag BaOmer 5770 Belz
Kinnus Lag B’Omer on 18th Ave & in the Park (Hillel Engel)
Lag B’Omer 5770 At Stolin 16th Boro Park (Hillel Engel)
Lag BaOmer 5770 Nickelsburg Rebbe 16th Ave (Abe Kugielsky)
Lag BaOmer 5770 Dushinsky & Chabad Yerushalayim (Photos by MajorPhotos)
Lag BaOmer 5770 Monsey – Belz, Stolin, Forshey (Photos by BAMBI Images)
Lag BaOmer 5770 on the Lower East Side At The Lutowisker Shul
Chassidei Boston in Eretz Yisroel – Lag B’Omer 5770 – Beitar Illit (Nesanel peterman)
Lag BaOmer 5770 By Kever Shimon HaTzadik (Photos by MajorPhotos)
Reb Chuna Halpern, London Golders Green Lag BaOmer 5770
Rav Tzvi Meir Zilberberg Lag BaOmer 5770 Yerushalayim (Photos by MajorPhotos)
Yeshiva Ruach Chaim Lag BaOmer 5770 (Shizzle Photos)
Kolbisover Rebbe Of Monsey Lag BaOmer 5770
Rav Mendle Hager Of Viznits On Lag BaOmer 5770
Munkatch Rebbe Lag BaOmer 5770
Pittsburg Rebbe Lag BaOmer 5770
Skver Rebbe Of BP Lag BaOmer 5770
Radvill Rebbe Lag BaOmer 5770
Sanz Rebbe Lag BaOmer 5770 (Kiryat Sanz)
Lag BaOmer 5770 Bostoner Rebbe Of Flatbush & Rabbi Twersky
(Shimon Gifter)
Lag BaOmer 5770 Horedenka Shul Flatbush – Rabbi Ashkenazi (Shimon Gifter)
Lag BaOmer 5770 With Nickelsburg Rebbe Monsey, NY
Stanislov Rebbe Monsey Lag BaOmer 5770
Hachnosas Sefer Torah At Vereztky-Laundas Flatbush on Lag BaOmer (Shimon Gifter)
Tosher Rebbe in Ft Lauderdale, FL Lag BaOmer 5770
Lag BaOmer Parade in Crown Heights With MBD Fried Lipa & Uncle Moshe (Shimon Gifter)
Lag BaOmer 5770 Staten Island, NY (Shimon Gifter)
Lag BaOmer 5770 Rabbi Twersky Avenue K & East 29 (Shimon Gifter)


PHOTOS & VIDEOS: Erev Lag BaOmer 5770 in Eretz Yisroel

As children put their final touches on Lag BaOmer “medurot” in Modi’in Illit and Moshav Matityahu, thousands of people make their way from Yerushalayim to Meron in preparation of the “hilula”.

YWN Israel will be providing coverage of multiple Lag BaOmer locations including Meron. Make sure to check back throughout the day for updates with video and photo coverage.

Credits: Yehuda Boltshauser / Yitzchok Russek / Kuvien Images

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