In this combination of fifteen photos all taken on Dec. 24, 2012, Russian-speaking Israelis who immigrated from the former Soviet Union, and who are competing in a Russian-language trivia contest in ... more 
In this combination of fifteen photos all taken on Dec. 24, 2012, Russian-speaking Israelis who immigrated from the former Soviet Union, and who are competing in a Russian-language trivia contest in Tel Aviv, Israel pose for portraits. Israel has one of the world’s largest Russian-speaking communities outside the former Soviet Union, and the immigrants’ tenacious clinging to their old way of life has transformed the Jewish state. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Oded Balilty
Sun, Dec 30, 2012 2:25 PM EST