תמונות השנה AP עדי קצב וליעד עדי חג'בי חברים בקהילת בני ובנות הים בישראל נתניה
(L-R) Adi Kazav and Lied Adi Hagbi, members of Israel's Mermaid Community
Photo: AP
(L-R) Adi Kazav and Lied Adi Hagbi, members of Israel's Mermaid Community, pose for a portrait with mermaid tails at their home in Netanya

Israeli mermen make AP's list of top pictures of the year

Iron Dome interceptions, Amazon wildfires, ultra-Orthodox weddings and Middle Eastern uprisings - the year of 2019 through the images taken by photographers of the Associated Press news agency

Associated Press |
Published: 12.28.19 , 09:02
Every day, the news agencies send their photographers to capture the moments of wonder and despair, hope and humanity that accompany and illuminate the stories they produce.
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  • This year, the Associated Press shortlist included the image of two Israelis living out a most unusual fantasy.
    תמונות השנה AP עדי קצב וליעד עדי חג'בי חברים בקהילת בני ובנות הים בישראל נתניהתמונות השנה AP עדי קצב וליעד עדי חג'בי חברים בקהילת בני ובנות הים בישראל נתניה
    (L-R) Adi Kazav and Lied Adi Hagbi, members of Israel's Mermaid Community, pose for a portrait with mermaid tails at their home in Netanya
    (Photo: AP)

    תמונות השנה AP יירוטים של כיפת ברזל ליד שדרות תמונות השנה AP יירוטים של כיפת ברזל ליד שדרות
    The Iron Dome air defense system takes out rockets fired from Gaza near Sderot
    (Photo: AP)
    תמונות השנה AP חתונה ב בני ברקתמונות השנה AP חתונה ב בני ברק
    Ultra-Orthodox Jews at the wedding of the son of the Rabbi of the Nadvorna Hasidic dynasty in Bnei Brak
    (Photo: AP)
    People light fireworks above the rubble of destroyed buildings to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan in Gaza City People light fireworks above the rubble of destroyed buildings to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan in Gaza City
    People light fireworks above the rubble of destroyed buildings to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan in Gaza City
    (Photo: AP)
    Relatives mourn the death of Palestinian Hamas militant Mohammad Abu Namous, 27, in the family home during his funeral in the Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip Relatives mourn the death of Palestinian Hamas militant Mohammad Abu Namous, 27, in the family home during his funeral in the Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip
    Relatives mourn the death of Palestinian Hamas militant Mohammad Abu Namous, 27, in the family home during his funeral in the Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip
    (Photo: AP)
    A man walks through the gate of the Sachsenhausen Nazi death camp with the phrase "Arbeit macht frei" (work sets you free) in Oranienburg, Germany, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day A man walks through the gate of the Sachsenhausen Nazi death camp with the phrase "Arbeit macht frei" (work sets you free) in Oranienburg, Germany, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
    A man walks through the gate of the Sachsenhausen Nazi death camp with the phrase "Arbeit Macht Frei" (work sets you free) in Oranienburg, Germany, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
    (Photo: AP)
    Anti-government protesters take cover during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, as security forces open fire Anti-government protesters take cover during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, as security forces open fire
    Anti-government protesters take cover during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, as security forces open fire
    (Photo: AP)
    תמונות השנה AP סורית בפינוי משטח ששוחרר מ דאעש  בעיירה באגוזתמונות השנה AP סורית בפינוי משטח ששוחרר מ דאעש  בעיירה באגוז
    A woman and her baby, evacuated from the last territory held by Islamic State, being screened by Kurdish forces outside Baghouz, Syria
    (Photo: AP)
    A local resident uses his mobile phone to take photos of the damage in a house caused by a mortar fired from inside Syria on the Turkish town of Akcakale A local resident uses his mobile phone to take photos of the damage in a house caused by a mortar fired from inside Syria on the Turkish town of Akcakale
    A local resident uses his mobile phone to take photos of the damage in a house caused by a mortar fired from inside Syria on the Turkish town of Akcakale
    (Photo: AP)
    Women and children ride in the back of a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants in Baghouz, Syria Women and children ride in the back of a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants in Baghouz, Syria
    Women and children ride in the back of a truck that is part of a convoy evacuating hundreds out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants in Baghouz, Syria
    (Photo: AP)
    A Shiite child beats his chest next to his father during a procession to mark the end of the mourning period following the anniversary of the death of Imam Hussein, Muhammad's grandson and one of Shiite Islam's most beloved saints, in Lahore, Pakistan A Shiite child beats his chest next to his father during a procession to mark the end of the mourning period following the anniversary of the death of Imam Hussein, Muhammad's grandson and one of Shiite Islam's most beloved saints, in Lahore, Pakistan
    A Shiite child beats his chest next to his father during a procession to mark the end of the mourning period following the anniversary of the death of Imam Hussein, Muhammad's grandson and one of Shiite Islam's most beloved saints, in Lahore, Pakistan
    (Photo: AP)
    A riot policeman removes an anti-government protester who is blocking a main highway with her body in Beirut, Lebanon A riot policeman removes an anti-government protester who is blocking a main highway with her body in Beirut, Lebanon
    A riot policeman removes an anti-government protester who is blocking a main highway with her body in Beirut, Lebanon
    (Photo: AP)
    Anti-government protesters set fires in Baghdad, Iraq, while security forces fire live ammunition and tear gas near the state-run television station Anti-government protesters set fires in Baghdad, Iraq, while security forces fire live ammunition and tear gas near the state-run television station
    Anti-government protesters set fires in Baghdad, Iraq, while security forces fire live ammunition and tear gas near the state-run television station
    (Photo: AP)
    Firemen spray water after a car bomb exploded in the city of Qamishli, northern Syria Firemen spray water after a car bomb exploded in the city of Qamishli, northern Syria
    Firemen spray water after a car bomb exploded in the city of Qamishli, northern Syria
    (Photo: AP)
    A U.S. Border Protection officer stands in heavy rain near the border fence between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico A U.S. Border Protection officer stands in heavy rain near the border fence between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico
    A U.S. Border Protection officer stands in heavy rain near the border fence between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico
    (Photo: AP)
    The afternoon sun hangs low as it shines through the snow at the airport in Nome, Alaska The afternoon sun hangs low as it shines through the snow at the airport in Nome, Alaska
    The afternoon sun hangs low as it shines through the snow at the airport in Nome, Alaska
    (Photo: AP)
    President Donald Trump turns to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as he delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches President Donald Trump turns to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as he delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches
    President Donald Trump turns to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as he delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches
    (Photo: AP)
    A demonstrator is knocked over by a strand of barbed wire during clashes with the Bolivarian National Guard in Urena, Venezuela, near the border with Colombia A demonstrator is knocked over by a strand of barbed wire during clashes with the Bolivarian National Guard in Urena, Venezuela, near the border with Colombia
    A demonstrator is knocked over by a strand of barbed wire during clashes with the Bolivarian National Guard in Urena, Venezuela, near the border with Colombia
    (Photo: AP)
    Firefighters work to resuscitate the driver of a commuter train who was injured in a collision with another train in Sao Cristovao station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Firefighters work to resuscitate the driver of a commuter train who was injured in a collision with another train in Sao Cristovao station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Firefighters work to resuscitate the driver of a commuter train who was injured in a collision with another train in Sao Cristovao station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    (Photo: AP)
    Family photos of some of those who died at the Kigali Genocide Memorial center in the Kigali, Rwanda commemorating the 25th anniversary of 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus massacred by the majority Hutu population over a 100-day period in what was the worst genocide in recent history Family photos of some of those who died at the Kigali Genocide Memorial center in the Kigali, Rwanda commemorating the 25th anniversary of 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus massacred by the majority Hutu population over a 100-day period in what was the worst genocide in recent history
    Family photos of some of those who died at the Kigali Genocide Memorial center in the Kigali, Rwanda commemorating the 25th anniversary of 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus massacred by the majority Hutu population over a 100-day period in what was the worst genocide in recent history
    (Photo: AP)
    Flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame cathedral in Paris as firefighters tackle the blaze Flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame cathedral in Paris as firefighters tackle the blaze
    Flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame cathedral in Paris as firefighters tackle the blaze
    (Photo: AP)
    A Sri Lankan family mourns next to the coffins of their three family members, all victims of an Easter Sunday bombing, in Colombo, Sri Lanka A Sri Lankan family mourns next to the coffins of their three family members, all victims of an Easter Sunday bombing, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    A Sri Lankan family mourns next to the coffins of their three family members, all victims of an Easter Sunday bombing, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
    (Photo: AP)
    A cliff diver jumps from the landmark Raouche sea rock during qualifying for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series competition in Beirut, Lebanon A cliff diver jumps from the landmark Raouche sea rock during qualifying for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series competition in Beirut, Lebanon
    A cliff diver jumps from the landmark Raouche sea rock during qualifying for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series competition in Beirut, Lebanon
    (Photo: AP)
    A troupe charges and fires their rifles during Tabourida, a traditional horse riding show also known as Fantasia, in the coastal town of El Jadida, Morocco A troupe charges and fires their rifles during Tabourida, a traditional horse riding show also known as Fantasia, in the coastal town of El Jadida, Morocco
    A troupe charges and fires their rifles during Tabourida, a traditional horse riding show also known as Fantasia, in the coastal town of El Jadida, Morocco
    (Photo: AP)
    World War II veteran Lev Yatsevich, 92, salutes as he waits for other participants of an event marking the anniversary of the failed August 1991 hardline coup outside the former Russian parliament building, which now houses the Russian Cabinet, in Moscow  World War II veteran Lev Yatsevich, 92, salutes as he waits for other participants of an event marking the anniversary of the failed August 1991 hardline coup outside the former Russian parliament building, which now houses the Russian Cabinet, in Moscow
    World War II veteran Lev Yatsevich, 92, salutes as he waits for other participants of an event marking the anniversary of the failed August 1991 hardline coup outside the former Russian parliament building, which now houses the Russian Cabinet, in Moscow
    (Photo: AP)
    A Brazilian soldier puts out fires at the Nova Fronteira region in Novo Progresso, Brazil A Brazilian soldier puts out fires at the Nova Fronteira region in Novo Progresso, Brazil
    A Brazilian soldier puts out fires at the Nova Fronteira region in Novo Progresso, Brazil
    (Photo: AP)


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