Under Construction

A worker is seen inside a tunnel, one of two approximately 700 meter long tunnels that pass below Mevaseret Zion, west of Jerusalem, Israel, on May 7, 2015, as part of Highway 1 upgrade. Highway 1, the main traffic conduit between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, has been undergoing a major upgrade that was planned for decades and begun in 2013. Work is scheduled to be completed in 2017 at an estimated to cost of NIS 2.5 billion (more than half a billion USD).


An Israeli man walks underneath the Jerusalem Chords Bridge, or Jerusalem Bridge of Strings, next to a car-free road, during Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, which is the holiest of Jewish holidays, on October 4, 2014. During Yom Kippur the country comes to a 25-hour standstill as devout Jews fast, all businesses are closed and although driving is not prohibited by law, the vast majority of car owners avoid driving on this day.