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In pictures: Thousands take part in Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem

The Palestine Marathon's aim is to establish a running culture in Palestine

In pictures: Thousands take part in Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem
Participants leave the starting line in Manger Square in the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem, during the fifth Palestine Marathon. (MUSA AL SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Thousands take part in Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem
A runner holds the Palestinian flag as participants run past the the Walled-Off Hotel, Banksy's newly opened hotel, next to Israel's controversial separation wall, during the fifth Palestine Marathon in the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem. (MUSA AL SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Thousands take part in Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem
Participants run along Israel's controversial separation barrier, which divides the West Bank from Jerusalem, in the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem during the 5th Palestine Marathon. (MUSA AL SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Thousands take part in Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem
A disabled participant passes Israel's controversial separation barrier, which divides the West Bank from Jerusalem, in the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem during the 5th Palestine Marathon. (MUSA AL SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Thousands take part in Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem
Participants run along Israel's controversial separation barrier, which divides the West Bank from Jerusalem, in the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem during the 5th Palestine Marathon. (MUSA AL SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Thousands take part in Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem
Disabled participants pass Israel's controversial separation barrier, which divides the West Bank from Jerusalem, in the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem during the 5th Palestine Marathon. (MUSA AL SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Thousands take part in Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem
Participants run past the the Walled-Off Hotel, Banksy's newly opened hotel, next to Israel's controversial separation wall, during the fifth Palestine Marathon in the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem. (MUSA AL SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Thousands take part in Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem
Participants run in the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem during the 5th Palestine Marathon. (MUSA AL SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Thousands take part in Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem
Participants run along Israel's controversial separation barrier, which divides the West Bank from Jerusalem, in the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem during the 5th Palestine Marathon. (MUSA AL SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)