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Mohammed Salem / Reuters
Mohammed Salem / Reuters
Mohammed Salem / Reuters
Mohammed Salem / Reuters Mohammed Salem / Reuters
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Mohammed Salem / Reuters Mohammed Salem / Reuters
Mohammed Salem / Reuters Mohammed Salem / Reuters

Palestinian Parkour

The Art and Acrobatics of War

In the ruins of Gaza, young boys practice Parkour. Part art and part acrobatics, the sport originated in the Parisian suburbs and takes its name from the French word "parcour," which means journey. The philosophy behind Parkour is to overcome obstacles or defy gravity. In this series of photos, taken on October 1, 2014 after seven-weeks of war, several Palestinian youths somersault off of crumbling structures and leap between the bombed houses that rim Shejaia, east of Gaza City.

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