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In pictures: The most violent city in Israel

Arab-Jewish tensions are almost background noise among crime rate and number of murders in Lod

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Eugr'me Moniyair, an Israeli Arab Christian with one of her best roses outside her home in Lod, Israel. She lives in a neighbourhood of the city where many of the streets are named after flowers and trees while across the city, some of the streets do not even have names.

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An Arab woman walks in a lot in Lod, in central Israel.

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Israeli Jew Salaman Ohana, 57, sits underneath campaign posters showing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside a Likud-Beiteinu Party office in Lod, Israel.

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Israeli Arab Ibrahim Sparga crosses a garbage-strewn creek using a makeshift bridge in the Israeli city of Lod.

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Israeli Jewish woman Chaya Maatuf, 23, waits to meet a friend in Lod, Israel. She says that she believes in equal responsibilities for both Jews and Arabs.

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Ethiopian immigrants in the centre of Lod in central Israel.

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Israeli Jewish shopkeeper Arieh Dayan with a delivery of balloons and flowers for a customer in Lod, Israel . He has had a shop in Lod for over 20 years.

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Khali Abed Al Ma'ati, 42, outside his home where a three-metre wall runs along the outskirts of the Arab Israeli community of Pardes Sneer, separating it from the Jewish Israeli community of Neer Svi in Lod, Israel.

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An Arab boy stands near a cement three-metre-high wall running along the outskirts of the Arab Israeli community of Pardes Sneer, separating it from the Jewish Israeli community of Neer Svi in Lod, Israel. Among the graffiti are the lines: “Lod is Arab” and “We're staying here despite the fence.”

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Israeli Pilcha, 21, outside his home in Lod, Israel. He was born in Uzbekistan and immigrated to Israel with his family when he was just a baby.His mother is a doctor and his father is an engineer.

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