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Horse riding on a winter's day in Gaza

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Ola Abu Safia, 18, rides a horse at the Al-Furusia riding center in Gaza City on Jan. 10, 2012. Opened in 2002, the center caters to a small number of women who practice horse riding despite the strict social and cultural norms in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

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Hanan Abu Nada, 28, a lawyer from Gaza City, rides a horse with her daughter at the Al-Furusia riding center on Jan. 10, 2012.

The Guardian's Harriet Sherwood, reporting from a Gazan riding club in 2010, described how some horses had been smuggled into the blockaded territory through tunnels from Egypt. 

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