<p>Pickup soccer games are a common sight along Tel Aviv’s miles of&nbsp;Mediterranean beach.</p><p class="p3">Read more in "Positively Tel Aviv" in the October 2013 issue of <em>National Geographic Traveler</em> (<a href="https://secure.customersvc.com/servlet/Show?WESPAGE=OrderPages/tr/1304/order_15A1.jsp&amp;MSRSMAG=TR&amp;EK1=TRAJ">subscribe here</a>).</p>

Sand Soccer

Pickup soccer games are a common sight along Tel Aviv’s miles of Mediterranean beach.

Read more in "Positively Tel Aviv" in the October 2013 issue of National Geographic Traveler (subscribe here).

Photograph by Catherine Karnow

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