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The Postal Service unveiled a stamp honoring Hanukkah on Tuesday, the first in a holiday series celebrating America's cultural diversity and the first issued jointly by the United States and Israel.

In a ceremony at Adas Israel Congregation synagogue, Postmaster General Marvin Runyon and Israeli Ambassador Eliahu Ben-Elissar unveiled a replica of the stamp -- a menorah with brightly colored candles and the word "Hanukkah" above it.

The stamps go on sale in both countries today.

After the unveiling, about 300 people crowded into a room to buy stamps and souvenirs. Stamp designer Hannah Smotrich signed programs.

In the Holiday Celebration series, the Postal Service plans to issue a stamp reflecting a different cultural or ethnic holiday each year.

The Postal Service also issues Christmas stamps, and stamps celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year.

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