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Visitors enjoyed a look at the work of Muslim, Christian and Jewish artists at the Interfaith Arts Festival in London last week.
Held at the Candid Arts Gallery in Islington, the festival was organised by the Three Faiths Forum to mark National Interfaith Week
Stephen Shashoua, director of the Three Faiths Forum, said: "London is an incredibly diverse city, but there are very few opportunities for people to really engage at this level with anyone outside their own religious or cultural group.
William Hague is in Israel on an official government visit. The foreign secretary had a meeting with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Liberman, after which he signed a film deal between the two countries.
Mr Hague also visited the parents of the kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, and called for his immediate and unconditional release.