IN PICS: Gaza Strip protesters sail in

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Palestinians celebrate while they watch two boats (not pictured) from the Free Gaza protest group arrives from Cyprus as they arrive in Gaza City, Gaza. (Getty Images)
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Two boats carrying 46 pro-Palestinian peace activists arrived without incident in the Gaza Strip despite warnings from Israel. Thousands of Palestinians were on hand at the fishing port to welcome the activists aboard the Free Gaza and the Liberty, both flying international flags. (Getty Images)
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One of the two boats from the Free Gaza protest group arrives from Cyprus while Palestinians ride boats to welcome it in Gaza City, Gaza. (Getty Images)
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Dozens of pro-Palestinian activists from 17 countries toured the Gaza Strip on Sunday after their two fishing boats were allowed in despite an Israeli naval blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory.\n

The group also said it plans to bring 10 Palestinian students to Cyprus on the return voyage in another bid to highlight Israel's strict restriction of movement into and out of the impoverished territory of 1.5 million people. (Getty Images)
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A member of the US-based Free Gaza group, which left Cyprus on Friday by boat, is greeted by Palestinians as he arrives in Gaza City. (Getty Images)
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The demonstrators, aged between 22 and 81, include students, lawyers, doctors and an online poker player.\n

Mostly American and British, they include Lauren Booth, sister-in-law of former British premier Tony Blair who is now an international Middle East peace envoy.\n

The boats, Liberty and Free Gaza, made the 370-kilometre (230-mile) voyage from Larnaca port on Cyprus's south coast and carried 200 hearing aids for Gaza children and 5,000 balloons. (Getty Images)
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