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04/12/2018 04:35 pm ET

Striking Photos Show Israelis Standing Still For Holocaust Remembrance Day

Traffic stopped for two minutes.
Drivers stop and stand in silence on a street in Tel Aviv on April 12, 2017, as sirens wailed across Israel for two minutes m
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Drivers stop and stand in silence on a street in Tel Aviv on April 12, 2017, as sirens wailed across Israel for two minutes marking the annual day of remembrance for the six million Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide.

Israel marked Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday with people around the country standing for two minutes during a period of silence. 

While an official ceremony was held at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, people all over the country stood still amid their daily routines.

The impactful photos show drivers in Tel Aviv getting out of their cars in traffic to stand, and shoppers in downtown Jerusalem pausing as a siren blared.

See photos of Israelis remembering the Holocaust below. 

  • People stand still as a two-minute siren marking the annual Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day is heard in Jerusalem on April
    Ronen Zvulun / Reuters
    People stand still as a two-minute siren marking the annual Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day is heard in Jerusalem on April 12, 2018.
  • Drivers stop and stand in silence on a highway in Tel Aviv.
    JACK GUEZ via Getty Images
    Drivers stop and stand in silence on a highway in Tel Aviv.
  • People stop and stand in silence on a Jerusalem's downtown street. 
    MENAHEM KAHANA via Getty Images
    People stop and stand in silence on a Jerusalem's downtown street. 
  • People stop and stand in silence on a street in Tel Aviv.
    JACK GUEZ via Getty Images
    People stop and stand in silence on a street in Tel Aviv.
  • Drivers stop and stand in silence on a street in Tel Aviv.
    JACK GUEZ via Getty Images
    Drivers stop and stand in silence on a street in Tel Aviv.
  • MENAHEM KAHANA via Getty Images
  • A man stands still as a two-minute siren marking the annual Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day is heard near Abu Ghosh.
    Nir Elias / Reuters
    A man stands still as a two-minute siren marking the annual Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day is heard near Abu Ghosh.
  • MENAHEM KAHANA via Getty Images
  • Nir Elias / Reuters
  • A beachgoer stands still in Tel Aviv.
    Ammar Awad / Reuters
    A beachgoer stands still in Tel Aviv.

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