Associated Press
In this picture taken on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 , Christian pilgrims from India attend a mass the St. Peter's church in Jaffa , a mixed Jewish and Arab part of Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel is facing a possible showdown with Iran over its suspect nuclear program, worrying about neighboring Syria's bloody civil war spilling across the border and dealing with armed militants trying to infiltrate from Egypt's lawless Sinai Peninsula. But that doesn't seem to be deterring hundreds of thousands of tourists from flocking to Israel each month. Despite the region's turmoil, Israel is enjoying an unexpected tourism boom, and 2012 is shaping up to be a record year. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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