International music icon Madonna has began preparing for her sold-out show on Sunday afternoon, with rehearsals lasting well into the night.
Madonna, who arrived at the Ramat Gan Stadium with boyfriend Brahim Zaibat, started out her dance practice in sportswear. But as darkness fell upon the stadium, it was show time: The stage was set, the screens were turned on and the star was was in full costume.
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At Ramat Gan Stadium on Sunday
The heavy security hired to guard the rehearsals failed to keep paparazzi out. According to die-hard fans, the snapshots captured during rehearsals show Madonna practicing the numbers for "Turn Up the Radio," "Express Yourself," and one of her newest songs, "Give Me All Your Luvin.'"
Music icon in action
Rehearsals lasted well into the night
The stage was set
The hotly awaited performance, which is set to take place on Thursday, will kick off Madonna's 84-show world tour for her latest album, MDNA. She last performed in Israel in 2009, on the "Sticky and Sweet" tour.