Best of AP — Honorable Mention


In images: Jackals occupy popular Tel Aviv park

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A jackal bares its teeth at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv, Israel, April 9, 2020. – AP Photo / Oded Balilty

Jerusalem photographer Oded Balilty produced a unique photo package on a rare situation caused by the pandemic lockdown in Israel: Packs of jackals are roaming a main park in Tel Aviv in search for food. The coronavirus lockdown has dramatically changed Tel Aviv’s normally bustling Hayarkon Park to an eerily quiet place, clearing the way for the jackals to take over the urban oasis.

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