Photos from The Rage Wrestling Mega Show in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Ultra Orthodox Jews donned costumes and drank wine on March 13, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel to celebrate the Purim holiday, commemorating the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as described in the Book of Esther.
Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk.
Talleen Abu Hanna, a 21-year-old Israeli from a Catholic Arab family, won Israel’s first transgender pageant.
Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip commemorated Nakba, “catastrophe” in Arabic, the name given for the day of the creation of Israel on May 15, 1948. Adults and children held keys — either real or cardboard — signifying their homes in what is now Israeli-controlled land.
Phoenicia Glass Works Ltd., Israel’s only glass container factory, runs 24/7 and produces a million bottles and containers every day.
The factory, located in the Negev desert, produces some 300,000 defective bottles a day. The defects are ground up and gathered into piles to be melted into new bottles. The rolling hills of glass shards span a few soccer fields and reach up to 50 feet high.
The factory runs nonstop – the ovens must always run to prevent the molten glass from hardening and clogging the equipment.
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