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Israel's air force marked the 66th anniversary of the country's independence Tuesday with a show of aerial might.

The national holiday, which varies slightly each year according to the Hebrew calendar, celebrates David Ben-Gurion's declaration of the establishment of a Jewish state on May 14, 1948.

An overhead view of the Israeli Air Force museum in Beersheba from a military plane taking part in celebrations for Israel's Independence Day on May 6, 2014.AMIR COHEN / Reuters