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Israel and the USA

Marijke Peters gets her head around the mind-boggling security system at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport; in Philadelphia, Tara Isabella Burton witnesses a speed-eating contest.

Airport security can be a hassle at the best of times, but in security-conscious Israel, it's taken to a whole new level. Marijke Peters tries to get her head around the baffling array of techniques employed by border forces at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.

In Philadelphia, a city with little success in American Football, citizens have to look for other sporting icons - even speed-eating. Tara Isabella Burton attended the Wing Bowl - an annual chicken-scoffing contest - in a crowd of 25,000 spectators. Could it live up to its billing?

Presenter: Pascale Harter
Producer: Ben Weisz

Photo: A man is screened at a security check at the Ben Gurion Airport on December 13, 2010 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Photo credit: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

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