A Dark Knight Rises

An Israeli man dressed up in a Batman costume participates in a street party to mark the Jewish festival of Purim, in Jerusalem, Israel, on March 5, 2015. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther.