In pictures: Newly-opened 'Palestine Aquarium' turned into a tourist attraction in Ramallah

The first Palestinian aquarium opened in Ramallah on Sunday with a display of a variety of fish, amphibians and tropical plants. The 820-meter Palestine Aquarium and its glassed basins that have on display 250 unique and rare underwater species simulates the maritime environment with its various mysteries.
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A Palestinian child looks at aquatic creatures displayed at the first aquarium that opened in the West Bank city of Ramallah on July 24, 2018.
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Palestinians walk by aquatic creatures displayed at the first aquarium that opened in the West Bank city of Ramallah on July 24, 2018.
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A Palestinian woman takes pictures with her mobile phone of aquatic creatures displayed at the first aquarium that opened in the West Bank city of Ramallah on July 24, 2018.
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A Palestinian girl observes aquatic creatures displayed at the first aquarium that opened in the West Bank city of Ramallah on July 24, 2018.
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Project engineer, Sufian Qawasmi, said that the various kinds of fish and plants, 90 percent of which enter Palestine for the first time, are being displayed in one place.
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The owners of the aquarium hope to bring it up to international standard and to be recognized as such after meeting certain conditions.
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The 820-meter Palestine Aquarium and its glassed basins that have on display 250 unique and rare underwater species simulates the maritime environment with its various mysteries.
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There are currently coral, Red Sea fish and Nile crocodiles and later jellyfish, seahorses, species of sharks and some other kinds of fish will be added to give bring the aquarium to international standard.