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Palestinian youth defy gravity with parkour in Gaza Strip

Zoran Bozicevic
Sep 13, 2012 12:10 PM ET
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2012 12:23 PM ET
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There are few things more attractive for a photographer — and a photo
editor, admittedly — than human bodies flying through the air in various
acrobatic contortions. Parkour is a photographer’s dream come true.

A group of Palestinian youngsters aged 12 to 23, from Khan Younis in
the southern Gaza Strip, showcased their gravity-defying stunts for the
camera. They practice in cemeteries and in former Israeli settlements.

Parkour is a physical discipline originating in France, which
combines running and acrobatics in order to get over the obstacles to
get from start to finish in the shortest possible time. It’s a method of
strength and agility training combining a variety of movements like
running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, leaping, and rolling. It uses no
equipment and is non-competitive.

Link to Original: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/09/13/palestinian-youth-defy-gravity-with-parkour-in-gaza-strip/


Added: Sep-17-2012 Occurred On: Sep-17-2012
By: mphatik
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Tags: gaza, strip, palestine, west bank, jerusalem, parkour, tricks, jumps, life
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