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Israel Heads To The Polls On Election Day, In Photos

03/17/2015 01:05 pm ET | Updated Mar 17, 2015

Millions of Israelis head to the polls on Tuesday to vote in parliamentary elections that will decide their new government.

The race is a tight one, with the very real possibility that the long reign of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be coming to an end if his Likud Party loses to the centrist Zionist Union. Due to the nature of Israeli politics, the results of Tuesday's election won't outright decide who is the next leader of Israel, but instead set the stage for intense political negotiations to try and form a coalition government.

Voting at polls around the country are Israelis from a range of backgrounds and communities. The WorldPost presents a look at a few from these masses heading to the ballot box in Israel:

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Israelis turn out to cast their ballots on election day for the 20th Knesset on March 17, 2015, in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

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An Israeli ultra-orthodox Jewish man carries his baby as he prepares to cast his ballot at a polling station in Bnei Brak, near the city of Tel Aviv, on March 17, 2015. (Photo credit GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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An Israeli prisoner casts his vote at Ma'asiyahu jail on March 17, 2015 in Ramle, Israel. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

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Bedouin women wait to cast their votes at a polling station in the town of Rahat, Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

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Ayman Odeh, head of the Joint List, an alliance of four small Arab-backed parties, accompanied by his family, casts his ballot in Haifa, Israel, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

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An Israeli citizen's son casts his mother's vote at a polling station during legislative election in Tel Mond, Israel, on March 17, 2015. (Photo by Nir Kafri/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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An Israeli soldier votes at a military base in the settlement of Gush Etzion, West Bank, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

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Arab Israeli women stand outside a polling station on election day on March 17, 2015, in Abu Gush, Israel. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

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Israelis turn out to cast their ballots on election day for the 20th Knesset on March 17, 2015, in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

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An Israeli casts her ballot on election day for the 20th Knesset on March 17, 2015, in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

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An Israeli bride prepares to cast her vote at a polling station in Holon, Israel, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP Photo)

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