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Israel's Graffiti Bomb Shelters - 27 Apr 2014
More than 8,600 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in and around the Israeli city of Sderot since 2001, according to the local media center. With a population of around 25,000, the city lies just over a kilometre away from Gaza and is not fully protected by the Israeli Iron Dome defence system set up to intercept incoming missiles. When they hear a "code red" alarm warning of an approaching rocket, Sderot's residents have 15 seconds to seek shelter. In an effort to brighten the landscape and ease the psychological stress, especially among children, many bomb shelters and concrete reinforcements are decorated with bright primary colours, graffiti, and idyllic landscapes at odds with the monolithic architecture of the town and the imminent threat of attack.

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April 27, 2014
A decorated concrete bomb shelter on the roadside in the Israeli town of Sderot March 27, 2014. More...
Sderot, Israel
A decorated concrete bomb shelter on the roadside in the Israeli town of Sderot
A decorated concrete bomb shelter on the roadside in the Israeli town of Sderot March 27, 2014. More than 8,600 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in and around the Israeli city of Sderot since 2001, according to the local media center. With a population of around 25,000, the city lies just over a kilometre away from Gaza and is not fully protected by the Israeli Iron Dome defence system set up to intercept incoming missiles. When they hear a "code red" alarm warning of an approaching rocket, Sderot's residents have 15 seconds to seek shelter. In an effort to brighten the landscape and ease the psychological stress, especially among children, many bomb shelters and concrete reinforcements are decorated with bright primary colours, graffiti, and idyllic landscapes at odds with the monolithic architecture of the town and the imminent threat of attack. Picture taken March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY)

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April 27, 2014
An air raid siren (upper left) stands atop a decorated and reinforced concrete bunker at a school in...
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An air raid siren stands atop a decorated and reinforced concrete bunker at a school in the Israeli town...
An air raid siren (upper left) stands atop a decorated and reinforced concrete bunker at a school in the Israeli town of Sderot March 28, 2014. More than 8,600 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in and around the Israeli city of Sderot since 2001, according to the local media center. With a population of around 25,000, the city lies just over a kilometre away from Gaza and is not fully protected by the Israeli Iron Dome defence system set up to intercept incoming missiles. When they hear a "code red" alarm warning of an approaching rocket, Sderot's residents have 15 seconds to seek shelter. In an effort to brighten the landscape and ease the psychological stress, especially among children, many bomb shelters and concrete reinforcements are decorated with bright primary colours, graffiti, and idyllic landscapes at odds with the monolithic architecture of the town and the imminent threat of attack. Picture taken March 28, 2014. Picture taken with a tilt-shift lens. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY)

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April 27, 2014
A decorated bomb shelter sits by the roadside near apartment blocks made from reinforced concrete in...
Sderot, Israel
A decorated bomb shelter sits by the roadside near apartment blocks made from reinforced concrete in...
A decorated bomb shelter sits by the roadside near apartment blocks made from reinforced concrete in the Israeli town of Sderot April 7, 2014. More than 8,600 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in and around the Israeli city of Sderot since 2001, according to the local media center. With a population of around 25,000, the city lies just over a kilometre away from Gaza and is not fully protected by the Israeli Iron Dome defence system set up to intercept incoming missiles. When they hear a "code red" alarm warning of an approaching rocket, Sderot's residents have 15 seconds to seek shelter. In an effort to brighten the landscape and ease the psychological stress, especially among children, many bomb shelters and concrete reinforcements are decorated with bright primary colours, graffiti, and idyllic landscapes at odds with the monolithic architecture of the town and the imminent threat of attack. Picture taken April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY)

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April 27, 2014
A decorated bomb shelter sits in a playground at a school built from reinforced concrete in the Israeli...
Sderot, Israel
A decorated bomb shelter sits in a playground at a school built from reinforced concrete in the Israeli...
A decorated bomb shelter sits in a playground at a school built from reinforced concrete in the Israeli town of Sderot March 27, 2014. More than 8,600 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in and around the Israeli city of Sderot since 2001, according to the local media center. With a population of around 25,000, the city lies just over a kilometre away from Gaza and is not fully protected by the Israeli Iron Dome defence system set up to intercept incoming missiles. When they hear a "code red" alarm warning of an approaching rocket, Sderot's residents have 15 seconds to seek shelter. In an effort to brighten the landscape and ease the psychological stress, especially among children, many bomb shelters and concrete reinforcements are decorated with bright primary colours, graffiti, and idyllic landscapes at odds with the monolithic architecture of the town and the imminent threat of attack. Picture taken March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY)

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April 27, 2014
A decorated blast wall is wedged under metal beams supporting a protective roof shelter at a school built...
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A decorated blast wall is wedged under metal beams supporting a protective roof shelter at a school built...
A decorated blast wall is wedged under metal beams supporting a protective roof shelter at a school built from reinforced concrete in the Israeli town of Sderot March 28, 2014. More than 8,600 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in and around the Israeli city of Sderot since 2001, according to the local media center. With a population of around 25,000, the city lies just over a kilometre away from Gaza and is not fully protected by the Israeli Iron Dome defence system set up to intercept incoming missiles. When they hear a "code red" alarm warning of an approaching rocket, Sderot's residents have 15 seconds to seek shelter. In an effort to brighten the landscape and ease the psychological stress, especially among children, many bomb shelters and concrete reinforcements are decorated with bright primary colours, graffiti, and idyllic landscapes at odds with the monolithic architecture of the town and the imminent threat of attack. Picture taken March 28, 2014. Picture taken with a tilt-shift lens. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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April 27, 2014
A bomb shelter sits in a parking lot at a college in the Israeli town of Sderot March 28, 2014. More...
Sderot, Israel
A bomb shelter sits in a parking lot at a college in the Israeli town of Sderot
A bomb shelter sits in a parking lot at a college in the Israeli town of Sderot March 28, 2014. More than 8,600 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in and around the Israeli city of Sderot since 2001, according to the local media center. With a population of around 25,000, the city lies just over a kilometre away from Gaza and is not fully protected by the Israeli Iron Dome defence system set up to intercept incoming missiles. When they hear a "code red" alarm warning of an approaching rocket, Sderot's residents have 15 seconds to seek shelter. In an effort to brighten the landscape and ease the psychological stress, especially among children, many bomb shelters and concrete reinforcements are decorated with bright primary colours, graffiti, and idyllic landscapes at odds with the monolithic architecture of the town and the imminent threat of attack. Picture taken March 28, 2014. Picture taken with a tilt-shift lens. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY)

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April 27, 2014
A bus stop decorated with graffiti and built from reinforced concrete doubles as bomb shelter in the...
Sderot, Israel
A bus stop decorated with graffiti and built from reinforced concrete doubles as bomb shelter in the...
A bus stop decorated with graffiti and built from reinforced concrete doubles as bomb shelter in the Israeli town of Sderot April 4, 2014. More than 8,600 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in and around the Israeli city of Sderot since 2001, according to the local media center. With a population of around 25,000, the city lies just over a kilometre away from Gaza and is not fully protected by the Israeli Iron Dome defence system set up to intercept incoming missiles. When they hear a "code red" alarm warning of an approaching rocket, Sderot's residents have 15 seconds to seek shelter. In an effort to brighten the landscape and ease the psychological stress, especially among children, many bomb shelters and concrete reinforcements are decorated with bright primary colours, graffiti, and idyllic landscapes at odds with the monolithic architecture of the town and the imminent threat of attack. Picture taken April 4, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY)

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April 27, 2014
A decorated bomb shelter stands in a playground at a school built from reinforced concrete in the Israeli...
Sderot, Israel
A decorated bomb shelter stands in a playground at a school built from reinforced concrete in the Israeli...
A decorated bomb shelter stands in a playground at a school built from reinforced concrete in the Israeli town of Sderot April 8, 2014. More than 8,600 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in and around the Israeli city of Sderot since 2001, according to the local media center. With a population of around 25,000, the city lies just over a kilometre away from Gaza and is not fully protected by the Israeli Iron Dome defence system set up to intercept incoming missiles. When they hear a "code red" alarm warning of an approaching rocket, Sderot's residents have 15 seconds to seek shelter. In an effort to brighten the landscape and ease the psychological stress, especially among children, many bomb shelters and concrete reinforcements are decorated with bright primary colours, graffiti, and idyllic landscapes at odds with the monolithic architecture of the town and the imminent threat of attack. Picture taken April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY)

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April 27, 2014
An Israeli flag flies in a playground at a school built from reinforced concrete in the Israeli town...
Sderot, Israel
An Israeli flag flies in a playground at a school built from reinforced concrete in the Israeli town...
An Israeli flag flies in a playground at a school built from reinforced concrete in the Israeli town of Sderot March 28, 2014. More than 8,600 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in and around the Israeli city of Sderot since 2001, according to the local media center. With a population of around 25,000, the city lies just over a kilometre away from Gaza and is not fully protected by the Israeli Iron Dome defence system set up to intercept incoming missiles. When they hear a "code red" alarm warning of an approaching rocket, Sderot's residents have 15 seconds to seek shelter. In an effort to brighten the landscape and ease the psychological stress, especially among children, many bomb shelters and concrete reinforcements are decorated with bright primary colours, graffiti, and idyllic landscapes at odds with the monolithic architecture of the town and the imminent threat of attack. Picture taken March 28, 2014. Picture taken with a tilt-shift lens. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY)

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April 27, 2014
A decorated bomb shelter stands beside a basketball court at a school built from reinforced concrete...
Sderot, Israel
A decorated bomb shelter stands beside a basketball court at a school built from reinforced concrete...
A decorated bomb shelter stands beside a basketball court at a school built from reinforced concrete in the Israeli town of Sderot March 27, 2014. More than 8,600 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in and around the Israeli city of Sderot since 2001, according to the local media center. With a population of around 25,000, the city lies just over a kilometre away from Gaza and is not fully protected by the Israeli Iron Dome defence system set up to intercept incoming missiles. When they hear a "code red" alarm warning of an approaching rocket, Sderot's residents have 15 seconds to seek shelter. In an effort to brighten the landscape and ease the psychological stress, especially among children, many bomb shelters and concrete reinforcements are decorated with bright primary colours, graffiti, and idyllic landscapes at odds with the monolithic architecture of the town and the imminent threat of attack. Picture taken March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY)

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April 27, 2014
A decorated bomb shelter sits in a school yard in the Israeli town of Sderot April 8, 2014. More than...
Sderot, Israel
A decorated bomb shelter sits in a school yard in the Israeli town of Sderot
A decorated bomb shelter sits in a school yard in the Israeli town of Sderot April 8, 2014. More than 8,600 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in and around the Israeli city of Sderot since 2001, according to the local media center. With a population of around 25,000, the city lies just over a kilometre away from Gaza and is not fully protected by the Israeli Iron Dome defence system set up to intercept incoming missiles. When they hear a "code red" alarm warning of an approaching rocket, Sderot's residents have 15 seconds to seek shelter. In an effort to brighten the landscape and ease the psychological stress, especially among children, many bomb shelters and concrete reinforcements are decorated with bright primary colours, graffiti, and idyllic landscapes at odds with the monolithic architecture of the town and the imminent threat of attack. Picture taken April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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April 27, 2014
The entrance to an underground bomb shelter (L) is painted green near apartment blocks made from reinforced...
Sderot, Israel
The entrance to an underground bomb shelter is painted green near apartment blocks made from reinforced...
The entrance to an underground bomb shelter (L) is painted green near apartment blocks made from reinforced concrete in the Israeli town of Sderot April 8, 2014. More than 8,600 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in and around the Israeli city of Sderot since 2001, according to the local media center. With a population of around 25,000, the city lies just over a kilometre away from Gaza and is not fully protected by the Israeli Iron Dome defence system set up to intercept incoming missiles. When they hear a "code red" alarm warning of an approaching rocket, Sderot's residents have 15 seconds to seek shelter. In an effort to brighten the landscape and ease the psychological stress, especially among children, many bomb shelters and concrete reinforcements are decorated with bright primary colours, graffiti, and idyllic landscapes at odds with the monolithic architecture of the town and the imminent threat of attack. Picture taken April 8, 2014. Picture taken with a tilt-shift lens. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY)

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April 27, 2014
Blank blast-proof walls made from reinforced concrete in the Israeli town of Sderot April 4, 2014. More...
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Blank blast-proof walls made from reinforced concrete in the Israeli town of Sderot
Blank blast-proof walls made from reinforced concrete in the Israeli town of Sderot April 4, 2014. More than 8,600 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in and around the Israeli city of Sderot since 2001, according to the local media center. With a population of around 25,000, the city lies just over a kilometre away from Gaza and is not fully protected by the Israeli Iron Dome defence system set up to intercept incoming missiles. When they hear a "code red" alarm warning of an approaching rocket, Sderot's residents have 15 seconds to seek shelter. In an effort to brighten the landscape and ease the psychological stress, especially among children, many bomb shelters and concrete reinforcements are decorated with bright primary colours, graffiti, and idyllic landscapes at odds with the monolithic architecture of the town and the imminent threat of attack. Picture taken April 4, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY)

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April 27, 2014
The entrance to an underground bomb shelter (L) is painted red near apartment blocks made from reinforced...
Sderot, Israel
The entrance to an underground bomb shelter is painted red near apartment blocks made from reinforced...
The entrance to an underground bomb shelter (L) is painted red near apartment blocks made from reinforced concrete in the Israeli town of Sderot April 7, 2014. More than 8,600 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in and around the Israeli city of Sderot since 2001, according to the local media center. With a population of around 25,000, the city lies just over a kilometre away from Gaza and is not fully protected by the Israeli Iron Dome defence system set up to intercept incoming missiles. When they hear a "code red" alarm warning of an approaching rocket, Sderot's residents have 15 seconds to seek shelter. In an effort to brighten the landscape and ease the psychological stress, especially among children, many bomb shelters and concrete reinforcements are decorated with bright primary colours, graffiti, and idyllic landscapes at odds with the monolithic architecture of the town and the imminent threat of attack. Picture taken April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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April 27, 2014
A decorated bomb shelter stands in a playground at a school built from reinforced concrete in the Israeli...
Sderot, Israel
A decorated bomb shelter stands in a playground at a school built from reinforced concrete in the Israeli...
A decorated bomb shelter stands in a playground at a school built from reinforced concrete in the Israeli town of Sderot April 7, 2014. More than 8,600 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in and around the Israeli city of Sderot since 2001, according to the local media center. With a population of around 25,000, the city lies just over a kilometre away from Gaza and is not fully protected by the Israeli Iron Dome defence system set up to intercept incoming missiles. When they hear a "code red" alarm warning of an approaching rocket, Sderot's residents have 15 seconds to seek shelter. In an effort to brighten the landscape and ease the psychological stress, especially among children, many bomb shelters and concrete reinforcements are decorated with bright primary colours, graffiti, and idyllic landscapes at odds with the monolithic architecture of the town and the imminent threat of attack. Picture taken April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY)

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April 27, 2014
A bomb shelter decorated as a serpent stretches across a public playground in the Israeli town of Sderot...
Sderot, Israel
A bomb shelter decorated as a serpent stretches across a public playground in the Israeli town of Sderot...
A bomb shelter decorated as a serpent stretches across a public playground in the Israeli town of Sderot April 7, 2014. More than 8,600 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in and around the Israeli city of Sderot since 2001, according to the local media center. With a population of around 25,000, the city lies just over a kilometre away from Gaza and is not fully protected by the Israeli Iron Dome defence system set up to intercept incoming missiles. When they hear a "code red" alarm warning of an approaching rocket, Sderot's residents have 15 seconds to seek shelter. In an effort to brighten the landscape and ease the psychological stress, especially among children, many bomb shelters and concrete reinforcements are decorated with bright primary colours, graffiti, and idyllic landscapes at odds with the monolithic architecture of the town and the imminent threat of attack. Picture taken April 7, 2014. Picture taken with a tilt-shift lens. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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April 27, 2014
A decorated bomb shelter sits in a playground at a school built from reinforced concrete in the Israeli...
Sderot, Israel
A decorated bomb shelter sits in a playground at a school built from reinforced concrete in the Israeli...
A decorated bomb shelter sits in a playground at a school built from reinforced concrete in the Israeli town of Sderot March 28, 2014. More than 8,600 rockets fired from Gaza have landed in and around the Israeli city of Sderot since 2001, according to the local media center. With a population of around 25,000, the city lies just over a kilometre away from Gaza and is not fully protected by the Israeli Iron Dome defence system set up to intercept incoming missiles. When they hear a "code red" alarm warning of an approaching rocket, Sderot's residents have 15 seconds to seek shelter. In an effort to brighten the landscape and ease the psychological stress, especially among children, many bomb shelters and concrete reinforcements are decorated with bright primary colours, graffiti, and idyllic landscapes at odds with the monolithic architecture of the town and the imminent threat of attack. Picture taken March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (ISRAEL - Tags: SOCIETY)

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