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Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Gaza border protests that opened up a deadly new front in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Reuters photographer Dylan Martinez visited Gaza for the first time.
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March 28, 2019
Children play a game of "Arabs and Jews" outside a school in Gaza City, February 20, 2019. Dylan Martinez:...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Children play a game of "Arabs and Jews" outside a school in Gaza City, February 20, 2019. Dylan Martinez: "These kids were burning some cardboard, they had trenches, they were throwing sandballs so they weren't hurting each other. And I said, 'Oh, what are you guys doing?' and they said, 'Oh, we are playing Jews and Arabs.'" The image, he said, "will probably stay with me forever." REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
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March 28, 2019
A lone man walks on the beach in Gaza City, February 16, 2019. Small cafes and stalls selling snacks...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
A lone man walks on the beach in Gaza City, February 16, 2019. Small cafes and stalls selling snacks dot the coastline. The beach is a popular destination for Gazans to cool down in the summer, but the waters are highly polluted. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
Children make their way through the streets as they head to school in Gaza City, February 18, 2019. The...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Children make their way through the streets as they head to school in Gaza City, February 18, 2019. The streets are packed with kids and their rucksacks just before 7 a.m. In 2017, a Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics report said more than 40 percent of Gazans were under 15 years old. Just 3.3 percent of Palestinians over 15 were illiterate. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
Children play a game of "Arabs and Jews" outside a school in Gaza City, February 20, 2019. Dylan Martinez:...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Children play a game of "Arabs and Jews" outside a school in Gaza City, February 20, 2019. Dylan Martinez: "These kids were burning some cardboard, they had trenches, they were throwing sandballs so they weren't hurting each other. And I said, 'Oh, what are you guys doing?' and they said, 'Oh, we are playing Jews and Arabs.'" The image, he said, "will probably stay with me forever." REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
Car wrecks are seen at a garage in Gaza City, February 18, 2019. This particular garage has cars dating...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Car wrecks are seen at a garage in Gaza City, February 18, 2019. This particular garage has cars dating back to the 1950s, including an old Opel. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
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March 28, 2019
Fishermen unload their catch as the sun rises over the port in Gaza City, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Fishermen unload their catch as the sun rises over the port in Gaza City, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
A group of youngsters who call themselves the Gaza Skate Gang hang out at a skate park by the port in...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
A group of youngsters who call themselves the Gaza Skate Gang hang out at a skate park by the port in Gaza City, February 15, 2019. The skaters share a couple of skateboards, rollerblades and a bicycle. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
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March 28, 2019
Locals play computer games and snooker at The Colompy Pool Hall in Gaza City, February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Locals play computer games and snooker at The Colompy Pool Hall in Gaza City, February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
Fishermen cast their nets by the beach in Gaza City, February 20, 2019. Fishermen are allowed to fish...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Fishermen cast their nets by the beach in Gaza City, February 20, 2019. Fishermen are allowed to fish just a few miles out to sea before they are stopped by Israeli forces. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
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March 28, 2019
Lights from Israel can be seen on the horizon, while many street lights remain out of action in Gaza...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Lights from Israel can be seen on the horizon, while many street lights remain out of action in Gaza City, February 18, 2019. The Gaza lights are illuminating a military checkpoint and training camp, top right. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
A youngster carries cardboard to burn as he walks through the streets in Gaza City, February 18, 2019....
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
A youngster carries cardboard to burn as he walks through the streets in Gaza City, February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
A worker prepares metal at a rubbish and recycle centre in Gaza City, February 20, 2019. Everything is...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
A worker prepares metal at a rubbish and recycle centre in Gaza City, February 20, 2019. Everything is recycled but here they want any kind of metal they can sell-on. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
A group of youngsters who call themselves the Gaza Skate Gang hang out at a skate park by the port in...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
A group of youngsters who call themselves the Gaza Skate Gang hang out at a skate park by the port in Gaza City, February 14, 2019. The skaters share a couple of skate boards, rollerblades and a bicycle. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
Singer Rahaf Shamali, 15, Hamada Nasralla, 23, Ismaiel Al H'Razin, 42, Islam Mohsen, 24, and Saied Fadel...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Singer Rahaf Shamali, 15, Hamada Nasralla, 23, Ismaiel Al H'Razin, 42, Islam Mohsen, 24, and Saied Fadel of "Solband" pose on the roof of their apartment block in Gaza City, February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
Saied Fadel, 22, and Hamada Nasrallah, 23, of "Solband" rehearse, as a clown on stilts walks by in Gaza...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Saied Fadel, 22, and Hamada Nasrallah, 23, of "Solband" rehearse, as a clown on stilts walks by in Gaza City, February 13, 2019. "Solband" were not allowed to play at the venue as the ruling Hamas government declined their permit to perform. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
People arrive for prayer at Al Saeed Hashem Mosque in Gaza City, February 16, 2019. This mosque is the...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
People arrive for prayer at Al Saeed Hashem Mosque in Gaza City, February 16, 2019. This mosque is the largest and oldest in Gaza, whose nearly 2 million population is overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
Football fans and officials pray during half-time during a match between Rafah, from south Gaza, and...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Football fans and officials pray during half-time during a match between Rafah, from south Gaza, and their rivals Beit Hanoun during a soccer match in Gaza City, February 16, 2019. Gaza seemed evenly split between Real Madrid and Barcelona fans, but local rivalries also run deep, with some matches having to be played on neutral grounds. Palestine currently stands 100 in the FIFA world rankings, eight places behind Israel. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
Gazans pass an abandoned cinema in Gaza City, February 21, 2019. Older Gaza residents remember watching...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Gazans pass an abandoned cinema in Gaza City, February 21, 2019. Older Gaza residents remember watching Egyptian movies in cinemas during the 1960s, but from the 1980s on fundamentalist Islamist groups burned down such places of public entertainment and closed liquor shops. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
Fishermen argue over prices as they unload their catch at the port in Gaza City, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Fishermen argue over prices as they unload their catch at the port in Gaza City, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
A donkey is seen as dawn rises over Gaza City, February 18, 2019. Donkeys are a common sight around the...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
A donkey is seen as dawn rises over Gaza City, February 18, 2019. Donkeys are a common sight around the city as they tug carts laden with just about anything. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
A worker looks on as he prepares metal at a rubbish and recycle centre in Gaza City, February 20, 2019....
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
A worker looks on as he prepares metal at a rubbish and recycle centre in Gaza City, February 20, 2019. Nothing is wasted here. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
Bullet and shrapnel holes cover a wall as children fly kites in Gaza City, February 12, 2019. Reminders...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Bullet and shrapnel holes cover a wall as children fly kites in Gaza City, February 12, 2019. Reminders of violence are everywhere, be it walls riddled with bullet holes, minarets destroyed by bombs or armed checkpoints. They are the legacy of numerous wars, uprisings and internal conflicts since 1948, when British colonial rule ended. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
Car wrecks are seen at a garage in Gaza City, February 16, 2019. Every part of the car is reused in Gaza...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Car wrecks are seen at a garage in Gaza City, February 16, 2019. Every part of the car is reused in Gaza - tyres, wing mirror, windscreen, bumpers, even hazard light switches. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
Bedouin jockeys parade their camels through the streets during a wedding party in Gaza City, February...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Bedouin jockeys parade their camels through the streets during a wedding party in Gaza City, February 15, 2019. Families hire the camels to entertain guests during the celebrations, which often become a spectacle for the whole neighbourhood. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
Youngsters play on their apartment roof as the sun sets on Gaza City, February 12, 2019. The Gaza Strip...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Youngsters play on their apartment roof as the sun sets on Gaza City, February 12, 2019. The Gaza Strip is swathed in beautiful light, and enjoys spectacular sunsets and sunrises. Just 25 miles long and a few miles wide, it is home to nearly 2 million Palestinians, around two-thirds of them refugees. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
An Israeli factory (L) is seen in the background as children play in Gaza City, February 16, 2019. Although...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
An Israeli factory (L) is seen in the background as children play in Gaza City, February 16, 2019. Although Gaza is mostly sealed off from the outside world by walls and fences, Israel is clearly visible from many points, as is Egypt from the south. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
Stray dogs rest at a petrol station in Gaza City, February 19, 2019. A few stray dogs roam the streets...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Stray dogs rest at a petrol station in Gaza City, February 19, 2019. A few stray dogs roam the streets scavenging for what they can find. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
A local shop uses a generator for power by the port in Gaza City, February 15, 2019. Power cuts affect...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
A local shop uses a generator for power by the port in Gaza City, February 15, 2019. Power cuts affect the whole city at one time or another. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
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March 28, 2019
Street lights illuminate the Gaza skyline as the sun rises over fishermen as they bring their catch into...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Street lights illuminate the Gaza skyline as the sun rises over fishermen as they bring their catch into the port in Gaza City, February 14, 2019. Gaza's fisherman are often only able to fish a few miles from the coast - the distance varies. Israeli gunboats stop them going farther. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
A group of jobless men burn cardboard as they try to warm themselves as dawn rises over Gaza City, February...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
A group of jobless men burn cardboard as they try to warm themselves as dawn rises over Gaza City, February 18, 2019. The men said they would gladly work for just 5 shekels a day (about 1.35USD) but there were no jobs. In October 2018 the World Bank said 54 percent of Gaza's workforce is unemployed, including 70 percent of youths. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
A furniture store is seen in Gaza City, February 19, 2019. For some reason, the furniture was all lit...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
A furniture store is seen in Gaza City, February 19, 2019. For some reason, the furniture was all lit up and on display. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
A woman begs outside a shopping mall in Gaza City, February 18, 2019. Despite widespread poverty seeing...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
A woman begs outside a shopping mall in Gaza City, February 18, 2019. Despite widespread poverty seeing anyone beg is rare and I saw nobody sleeping rough. A United Nations report in December said 53 percent of people in Gaza are living in poverty. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
A man sells cigarettes in Gaza City, February 18, 2019. The sellers sell individual cigarettes at one...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
A man sells cigarettes in Gaza City, February 18, 2019. The sellers sell individual cigarettes at one shekel apiece, or a little more than 25 U.S. cents. Gaza residents say fewer people can afford them. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
Battery-charged lights illuminate an area experiencing power cuts in Gaza City, February 19, 2019. Gaza's...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
Battery-charged lights illuminate an area experiencing power cuts in Gaza City, February 19, 2019. Gaza's electricity often goes down, leaving residents relying on generators or solar power. The streets are pretty much empty in the early hours of the morning - but there are still 24-hour convenience stores and bakeries. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
A rubbish and road cleaner picks up detritus in Gaza City, February 19, 2019. The cleaner used his bare...
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The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
A rubbish and road cleaner picks up detritus in Gaza City, February 19, 2019. The cleaner used his bare hands and pieces of cardboard to collect his rubbish. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 28, 2019
People walk through dark streets during the evening in Gaza City, February 15, 2019. Gaza's electricity...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
The Wider Image: Capturing 24 hours in Gaza, one hour at a time
People walk through dark streets during the evening in Gaza City, February 15, 2019. Gaza's electricity often goes down, leaving residents relying on generators or solar power. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez SEARCH "MARTINEZ GAZA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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