Kfar Saba, Israel

At a workshop near Kfar Saba in central Israel, a man paints the face of an oversized French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his dancing partner as he puts the final touches on one of dozens of large, colorful floats to be used next week in Purim carnivals throughout the country. Purim traditionally symbolizes the victory of the Jewish people over anti-Semitic tyranny and is marked by fancy-dress parades and carnivals. David Silverman / Getty Images
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