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Young children of foreign migrant workers wear costumes as they march in a Purim parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, March 14, 2014. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, which is read in synagogues. Other customs include: sending food parcels and giving charity; dressing up in masks and costumes; eating a festive meal; and public celebrations.

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Young children of foreign migrant workers wear costumes as they march in a Purim parade in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Jewish holiday commemorates the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, which is read in synagogues

African asylum seekers gesture during a protest outside the Ministry of Interior in Tel Aviv, Israel, 11 February 2014. Over 1,000 African migrants, which mostly arrive from Eritrea and Sudan, marched from southern Tel Aviv's Levinski Park to the Ministry of Interior. The asylum seekers are protesting since weeks  against Israel's refusal to grant them refugee status and the opening of 'Holot', the new detention facility in the country's south.

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African asylum seekers gesture during a protest outside the Ministry of Interior in Tel Aviv, Israel. Over 1,000 African migrants, which mostly arrive from Eritrea and Sudan, marched from southern Tel Aviv’s Levinski Park to the Ministry of Interior.

Illegal Immigrants Rally In Tel Aviv...TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - JANUARY 06:   (ISRAEL OUT) Thousands of African migrants take part in a rally in front of the American embassy on January 6, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Tens of thousands of African asylum seekers are protesting against a law allowing authorities to keep them in open-ended detention until the resolution of their asylum requests are granted or they are deported or volunteered to leave the country.

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Thousands of African migrants take part in a rally in front of the US embassy in Tel Aviv in protest against a law that allows the Israeli authorities to keep them in open-ended detention until their asylum requests are resolved Read more

Pelicans rest as the sun sets behind a water reservoir in the Emek Hefer valley north of the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Thousands of migrant Pelicans pass though Israel on their way to Africa, and go back to Europe when summer. They take advantage of the safety of this artificial water source where they are fed by by local farmers with hundreds of kilogram of fish in a bid to prevent them from eating their other fish intend for sale.

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Pelicans rest as the sun sets behind a water reservoir in Emek Hefer, north of the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Thousands of migrant Pelicans pass though Israel on their way to Africa, and go back to Europe in summer

Ethiopians kiss the ground after disembarking a plane at Ben Gurion airport, outside Tel Aviv, 28 August 2013. According to media reports, the Jewish Agency brought some 450 new immigrants from Ethiopia to Israel as part of the  Wings of a Dove  operation launched three years ago to bring the remaining Falash Mura   Ethiopian Jews whose ancestors were forced to convert to Christianity - to Israel. The Jewish Agency has brought over 7,000 immigrants from Ethiopia to Israel.

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Ethiopians kiss the ground after disembarking a plane at Ben Gurion airport, outside Tel Aviv. According to media reports, the Jewish Agency brought some 450 new immigrants from Ethiopia to Israel as part of the Wings of a Dove operation launched three years ago to bring the remaining Falash Mura Ethiopian Jews whose ancestors were forced to convert to Christianity to Israel. The Jewish Agency has brought over 7,000 immigrants from Ethiopia to Israel.

An Israeli woman carries her son and gas masks for her family outside a gas masks distribution center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. Large crowds of Israelis have lined up at gas-mask distribution centers across the country in anticipation of a possible Syrian attack on Israel. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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An Israeli woman carries her son and gas masks for her family outside a gas masks distribution center in Tel Aviv, Israel on Wednesday. Large crowds of Israelis have lined up at gas mask distribution centres across the country in anticipation of a possible Syrian attack on Israel. Read more

Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv...epa03735009 A participant dances during the annual Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, 07 June 2013. Thousands of Israeli and foreign gay and lesbian people joined the parade which concluded in a massive beach party.  EPA/ABIR SULTAN

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A participant dances during the annual Gay Pride parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Friday. Thousands of Israeli and foreign gay and lesbian people joined in the festivities, which concluded with a huge beach party Read more

Boy watches Israeli Air Force CH-53 helicopters fly over the Med

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A boy watches Israeli Air Force CH-53 helicopters fly over the Mediterranean Sea on a Tel Aviv beach during an aerial show forming part of celebrations for Israel’s Independence Day on April 16 2013, marking the 65th anniversary of the creation of the state.

Israeli shop owners play backgammon in the Betzalel market in central Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, April 12, 2013. Backgammon is very popular game in Israel, the West bank and Gaza Strip.

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Israeli shop owners play backgammon in the Betzalel market in central Tel Aviv, Israel, on Friday. Backgammon is very popular game in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip.