Thousands of Hasidic rabbis clad for a 'class picture' to mark the end of an international conference

Thousands of Hasidic rabbis clad in traditional garb pose for a 'class picture' to mark the end of an international conference of more than 6,500 Jewish leaders.

The spectacular scene was captured in New York today (Sun) on the fourth day of the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Missionaries.

Rabbis from more than 100 countries gathered in Brooklyn for the annual 'class photo' outside the Chabad World Headquarters.

It is as part of a five-day event in and around New York which included workshops on mental health awareness and greater inclusion for people with disabilities.

The annual gathering has been a New York tradition for more than 35 years and is the world’s largest gathering of rabbis.