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Photos: Locusts plague Holy Land

Updated 9:56 AM ET, Wed March 6, 2013
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Locusts that recently arrived from Egypt cling to a tree in Kmehin, Israel, on Wednesday, March 6. Tens of millions of locusts have overtaken Egyptian desert land in the past few days and are heading to Israel and Jordan, according the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. The last time Israel experienced a major infestation was in 2004. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
Locusts cluster on the ground in Kmehin on Wednesday. MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images
A swarm of locusts moves over an Israeli army firing range in Kmehin on Wednesday. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
An Israeli man looks through his binoculars as he collects locusts in Kmehin on Wednesday. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
A swarm flies close to the ground in Kmehin on Wednesday. MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images
Locusts hang on a tree in Kmehin on Wednesday. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
The insects cluster on the ground in Kmehin on Wednesday. MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images
A light plane sprays pesticides in Kmehin on Wednesday. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
The insects move over an Israeli army firing range in Kmehin on Wednesday. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
A man clutches a handful of locusts in Kmehin on Wednesday. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
Palestinian farmers spray insecticides in a field in Khan Yunis, Gaza, on Tuesday, March 5. SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images
A locust sits on a plant at a farm in Khan Yunis on Tuesday. SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images