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Palestinians take part in the opening ceremony of Gaza's World Cup in Gaza City on May 2, 2010. The Gaza Strip kicked off its own version of the World Cup with teams of Palestinian footballers and foreigners--mostly aid workers--representing foreign countries in addition to Palestine, Jordan and Egypt. The symbolic two-week tournament was organised to raise global attention to Israel's blockade of the coastal strip. The real FIFA World Cup begins in South Africa on June 11. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib