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Photographer Oded Balilty

AP Photographer Oded Balilty photos, Images by Oded Balilty

Oded Balilty has been a staff photographer for the AP since 2002. He was based in Beijing, China in 2007 and 2008 and is now based in Jerusalem, where he engages with newsworthy and documentary photography throughout Israel and abroad fo ... Show More

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Mideast Israel Religion
In this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 photo Ultra-Orthodox Jews gather for the traditional Jewish wedding for Chananya Yom Tov Lipa, the great-grandson of the Rabbi of the Wiznitz Hasidic followers, in the Israeli town of Petah Tikva near Tel Aviv, Israel.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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APTOPIX Mideast Israel Burning Man Photo Essay
In this photo taken Friday, June 6, 2014, An Israeli woman wears a unicorn mask as she walks in the playa during Israel’s first Midburn festival, modeled after the popular Burning Man festival held annually in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, in the desert near the Israeli kibbutz of Sde Boker. Some 3,000 people set up a colorful encampment in the dusty moonscape, swinging from hoops by day and burning giant wooden sculptures by night. For five days, participants mostly Israelis created a temporary city dedicated to creativity, communal living, and what the festival calls “radical self-expression." (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Mideast Israel Palestinians
Members of the Ancient Samaritan community pray during a pilgrimage marking the end of the holy day of Shavuot at the religion's holiest site on Mount Gerizim near the West Bank town of Nablus, early Sunday, June 12, 2011. According to tradition, the Samaritans are descendants of Jews who were not deported when the Assyrians conquered the area in the 8th century B.C. Of the small community of close to 700 people, half live in a village at Mount Gerizim, and the rest in the city of Holon near Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Mideast Israel Syria
Druse people participate in a rally, demanding the return of the Golan Heights, captured by Israel in 1967, close to the Syrian border in Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. The annual demonstration is in protest of the 1981 Israeli law in which the Jewish state annexed the strategic plateau it captured from Syria during 1967 Arab-Israeli war. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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APTOPIX Mideast Israel Burning Man Photo Essay
In this photo taken Wednesday, June 4, 2014, a young Israeli girl walks in the playa during Israel’s first Midburn festival, modeled after the popular Burning Man festival held annually in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, in the desert near the Israeli kibbutz of Sde Boker. Some came costumed in cape or corset. Others, from babies to grandparents, went nude. Participants brought their own food and water, and shared with others. The only thing on sale was ice because of the scorching heat. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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APTOPIX Mideast Israel Triathlon
Athletes run into the Mediterranean Sea at the beginning of the Tel Aviv Triathlon in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, June 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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APTOPIX Mideast Israel Southern Recovery
In this Sunday, June 21, 2015 photo, an Israeli youth bathes in a stream next to kibbutz Zikim, on the Israel-Gaza border. A year after the Gaza war, the community in southern Israel, long battered by rockets from the Hamas-run territory next door, has slowly recovered and is even seeing a quiet boom. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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The Week In Mideast Photos
FILE - In this Saturday, June 20, 2015 file photo, friends and relatives of Danny Gonen mourn next to his body during his funeral, at the cemetery in the city of Lod, near Tel Aviv, Israel. Gonen was killed when a gunman opened fire at a car outside a West Bank settlement on Friday, killing an Israeli man and wounding another in what police said was a "terror attack." The Palestinian militant group Hamas praised the attack but stopped short of claiming responsibility. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

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Mideast Israel Southern Recovery
In this Tuesday, June 23, 2015 photo, an Israeli vendor waits for clients at the southern Israeli town of Sderot, next to the Israel-Gaza border. A year after the Gaza war, the community in southern Israel, long battered by rockets from the Hamas-run territory next door, has slowly recovered and is even seeing a quiet boom. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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APTOPIX China Olympics Sports Training Center
A coach helps a young gymnast with flexibility exercises during gymnastics training at a sports training center in Beijing, China Monday, July 28, 2008.The training center coaches children from the age of five. The training centers, of which there are hundreds across the country, often help identify talented children who can be selected for sports schools where they receive an education, and sports training aimed at turning them into world class athletes. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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The Week In Mideast Photos Gallery
In this Thursday, April 16, 2015 photo, Holocaust survivor Ester Reiss is seen through a car window, as she tells her personal testimony to Israeli border police officers, during a ceremony marking the annual Holocaust remembrance day in the Martyr's forest near Moshav Kesalon, in central Israel. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Mideast Israel Passover
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stumbles as he burns leavened items in final preparation for the Passover holiday in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, April 3, 2015. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday that celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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APTOPIX Mideast Israel Tu Bishvat
Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Wiznitz Hasidim celebrate the Jewish feast of 'Tu Bishvat' or Tree New Year as they sit with their rabbis around a long table filled with all kinds of fruits, in the ultra-Orthodox town of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Mideast Israel Palestinians Kaparot
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man swings a chicken over his head, later to be slaughtered as part of the Kaparot ritual in which it is believed that one transfers one's sins from the past year into the chicken in Beni Brak, ultra-Orthodox town near Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday Oct. 7, 2010. The ceremony is held before the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, which starts on Friday. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Mideast Israel
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men gather to for the funeral of Rabbi Yaakov Yisachar Ber Rosenbaum from Nadvorna Hasidic rabbinical dynasty in the ultra-Orthodox town of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, March. 1, 2012. The Rabbi was 82 years old. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Mideast Israel Daily Life
A gallery worker installs sculptures by the late Israeli artist Ofra Zimbalista on the Art Market gallery rooftop for a show titled "Purifcation," in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Mideast Israel Weather
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man watches high waves during a sandstorm in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. A sandstorm dumping North African dust on parts of the Middle East roared into Israel and Lebanon on Wednesday, causing the worst Israeli air pollution in years and sending powerful waves into Beirut’s famed corniche along the Mediterranean. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Mideast Israel African Migrants
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, an African migrant covers his mouth with tape during a protest in front of the U.S. embassy, demanding asylum and work rights from the Israeli government in Tel Aviv, Israel. In a report issued Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, Human Rights Watch says Israeli authorities have coerced almost 7,000 Eritrean and Sudanese to return to their homes, where they may face serious abuse. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

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AP10ThingsToSee - An Israeli left wing activist holds olive branches, during a demonstration against Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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APTOPIX Mideast Israel Palestinians
An Israeli woman and her son take cover as a siren sounds during a rocket attack fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. An Egyptian truce proposal for the conflict in Gaza unraveled Tuesday after the Islamic militant Hamas rejected the plan. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Mideast Israel Living With Rockets
In this Tuesday, July 15, 2014 photo, a TV screen shows the ongoing fighting between Israel and Gaza at a house in south Tel Aviv, Israel. Israelis are struggling to decide whether to keep up with the nonstop TV coverage of the fighting or tune out entirely. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Mideast Israel Palestinians Celebrating Eid
Palestinian women enjoy the Mediterranean sea during the Eid al-Fitr holiday, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, Aug 10, 2013. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. One of the most important holidays in the Muslim world, Eid al-Fitr, is marked with prayers, family reunions and other festivities. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Mideast Israel Palestinians Celebrating Eid
Palestinians enjoy the Mediterranean sea during the Eid al-Fitr holiday, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. One of the most important holidays in the Muslim world, Eid al-Fitr, is marked with prayers, family reunions and other festivities. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Mideast Israel Palestinians Celebrating Eid
Palestinians and Israelis enjoy the Mediterranean sea during the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. One of the most important holidays in the Muslim world, Eid al-Fitr, is marked with prayers, family reunions and other festivities. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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