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An Israeli man carries boxes containing gas masks after collecting... News PhotoAdult,Carrying,City,Coastal Feature,Collection,Conflict,Crisis,Delivering,Haifa,Inside Of,Israel,Men,North,Picking Up,Surrounding,Vertical,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPAn Israeli man carries boxes containing gas masks after collecting them from a distribution centre in the northern Israeli city of Kiryat Motzkin, near the Mediterranean coastal city of Haifa on September 1, 2013, as tension surrounding the Syrian crisis escalated. A Western bombing blitz against Syria had appeared imminent earlier this week but US President Barack Obama has postponed threatened missile strikes in a risky gamble that he can win more support for his plan to punish Bashar al-Assad's regime. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)