In pictures: Palestinian women's national football team

Asian Women football Cup qualifying match against Thailand in the West Bank
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Palestinian women football players have sought to overcome traditional attitudes and the difficulties imposed by Israel's occupation to build a team now competing in Asian Cup qualifiers. (ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinian female football players are seen during a qualifying match against Thailand for the Asian Women football Cup in the West Bank town of al-Ram. (ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinian female football players are seen before a qualifying match against Thailand for the Asian Women football Cup in the West Bank town of al-Ram. (ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinian women football players have sought to overcome traditional attitudes and the difficulties imposed by Israel's occupation to build a team now competing in Asian Cup qualifiers. (ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Palestinian women's football team saw a crushing defeat in their first match in Asian Cup qualifiers -- a 6-0 loss to Thailand -- but for captain Claudie Salameh, the score means little. 'Playing football for girls in Palestine is an enormous challenge,' she said after the match. (ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Palestinian women football players have sought to overcome traditional attitudes and the difficulties imposed by Israel's occupation to build a team now competing in Asian Cup qualifiers. (ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Palestinian women's football team saw a crushing defeat in their first match in Asian Cup qualifiers -- a 6-0 loss to Thailand -- but for captain Claudie Salameh, the score means little. 'Playing football for girls in Palestine is an enormous challenge,' she said after the match. (ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)