July 14, 2009
Posted: 832 GMT
DAVID FURST/AFP/Getty Images. Fireworks are set off during the opening ceremony of the Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv on July 13, 2009. The 18th Jewish Maccabiah sports Games will be held from July 13th to July 28th in Israel. The Maccabiah Games are quadrennial Jewish Olympics, held in Israel the year following the Olympic Games. Every four years, the best Jewish athletes from throughout the world compete in Open, Masters, Juniors, and Disabled competitions.
DAVID FURST/AFP/Getty Images.US Olympic swimmer Jason Lezak lights the Maccabiah torch during the opening ceremony of the Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv on July 13, 2009.
DAVID FURST/AFP/Getty Images. Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv on July 13, 2009.
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