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Israel Has Been Hit By a Swarm of Locusts

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It sounds almost Biblical in scope, but Israel is currently being swarmed by over a million locusts that have threatened crops throughout the country.

The timing is richly ironic, occurring just weeks before Passover. Locusts, for those who remember their Biblical history, were the eighth plague inflicted on Egypt when the pharaoh refused to release the Israelites from captivity.

Today, they're just a pest (although one that is also blanketing Egypt).

(AP Photo)