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5,000 Visit Yad Vashem Daily

Some 5,000 people a day visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem daily, according to the first survey organized by the institution.

The museum and memorial is visited by about 1.3 million people annually, making it the most visited site in the country after the Western Wall, according to the survey.

Avner Shalev, chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate, noted that the museum was originally built to accommodate only about 300,000 visitors per year.

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