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The Dome of the Rock located on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount is seen in the background as Palestinian youths hold their skateboards while standing on a rooftop, as Israel partially lifts its third national lockdown to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, in Jerusalem's Old City February 7, 2021. Picture taken February 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Palestinian youths sit on their skateboards on a rooftop as the Dome of the Rock located on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount is seen in the background, as Israel partially lifts its third national lockdown to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, in Jerusalem's Old City February 7, 2021. Picture taken February 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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A Palestinian youth jumps with his skateboard on a rooftop as the Dome of the Rock located on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount is seen in the background, as Israel partially lifts its third national lockdown to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, in Jerusalem's Old City February 7, 2021. Picture taken February 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Palestinian youths hold their skateboards while chatting, as Israel partially lifts its third national lockdown to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, in Jerusalem's Old City February 7, 2021. Picture taken February 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Palestinian youths lie on the ground while holding their skateboards amid Israel's third national lockdown to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, at a skate park in Jerusalem February 2, 2021. Picture taken February 2, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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A Palestinian youth skateboards as Israel partially lifts its third national lockdown to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, at a skate park in Jerusalem February 7, 2021. Picture taken February 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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The Dome of the Rock located on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount is seen in the background as Palestinian youths skateboard on rooftops, as Israel partially lifts its third national lockdown to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, in Jerusalem's Old City February 7, 2021. Picture taken February 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Palestinian youths hold their skateboards while walking past shuttered shops as Israel partially lifts its third national lockdown to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, in Jerusalem's Old City February 7, 2021. Picture taken February 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Palestinian youths hold their skateboards while sitting together, as Israel partially lifts its third national lockdown to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, in Jerusalem's Old City February 7, 2021. Picture taken February 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Palestinian youths skateboard, as Israel partially lifts its third national lockdown to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, at a skate park in Jerusalem February 7, 2021. Picture taken February 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad?
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Palestinian youths carry their skateboards as they walk past ultra-Orthodox Jewish men as Israel partially lifts its third national lockdown to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, in Jerusalem's Old City February 7, 2021. Picture taken February 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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A Palestinian youth skateboards as Israel partially lifts its third national lockdown to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, at a skate park in Jerusalem February 7, 2021. Picture taken February 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Updated 10 February 2021

High above Jerusalem's crowds, skating the Old City rooftops

High above Jerusalem's crowds, skating the Old City rooftops

High above Jerusalem s narrow alleyways, teenage Palestinian skateboarders speed across whitewashed roofs and soak up the light and space denied to them during a six-week Israeli COVID-19 lockdown.