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In pictures: Arab Pop Idol finale
Super Star competitors
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Singers from across the Arab world have been competing for the title of Super Star, with this week's final pitting Ammar Hassan (right) against Ayman al-Aathar (2nd right).
Ayman and Ammar in Tripoli
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Libyan Ayman and Palestinian Ammar were flown to Tripoli to meet Colonel Gaddafi last week. The Libyan leader is reported to have performed a song with both young stars.
Ammar Hassan
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Ammar Hassan is the first pop idol to have emerged from the troubled Palestinian territories.
Ahmed Hassan watches son Ammar singing on final of Super Star
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Back home in Salfit, in the northern West Bank, Ammar's father Hassan watches the final showdown broadcast from Beirut on Sunday.
Ammar Hassan, speaks with a spokesman for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat
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As the show ended, Mr Hassan received messages of support from the office of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The winner in the contest, part of the Pop Idol franchise, is to be announced on Sunday 29 August.
Ayman performs in front of an enthusiastic crowd in the Libyan capital Tripoli
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Meanwhile Ayman is said to have received Colonel Gaddafi's backing - though the Libyan leader reportedly queried if Arab youth should be distracted from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in this way.

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