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Gaza holds its own World Cup

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Gaza residents have held their own version of a famous football tournament - calling it the "Gaza World Cup", with 16 teams of local and international players competing for a trophy made of twisted metal and iron from last year's war with Israel.

Thousands of fans watched as athletes began competing for the title within various 'international' teams, including America, Italy and Germany.

Organiser Patrick McGrann, an American aid worker, says the event is designed to highlight the blockade that is preventing many athletes from travelling abroad for competitions.

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