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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     mugur shot these photos on January 22 in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel. 'I just wanted to take some pictures on Election Day ... it was mainly because everything was closed and I had nothing else to do that day.'
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    I had some business to attend to in Tel Aviv, an no, it was not related to photography. The good thing, as you will see, is that I never leave without my cameras.

    The guy I was supposed to meet on tuesday forgot to tell me about the elections so around 11 am on that day I realized I’ve got nothing to do in Tel Aviv for the next 24 hours. I decided to drive to Jerusalem and spend the day walking in the old city. I got there precisely at 1 pm. While having lunch on the terrace of my favorite place in Jerusalem I decided to give it a shot and try to get in at the event organized by Likud Party in Tel Aviv, late that night in expectation of the first exit pols televised results.

    To this day I don’t understand how that happened. From that initial thought and 3 phone-calls later, without a GPO card, I was expected in Tel Aviv to attend the event. The exit polls where scheduled for 10 pm and Bibi was expected to make his appearance no sooner than midnight. But I knew I have to be there no later than 8 if I really want to get in. And so I did. After shooting for 2 hours in Jerusalem I drove back to Tel Aviv. Only after my cameras where sniffed by a nice dog I realized that the impossible is about to be possible.

    Here are a few images I took that day, both in Jerusalem and later in Tel Aviv.
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