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Young Palestinian journalist racks up international photography awards

A female photojournalist in the Gaza Strip hopes her international awards will encourage other women in the besieged enclave to follow their ambitions.
Fatima Shbair/Getty Images

A Palestinian photojournalist from the Gaza Strip recently won two European awards for her pictures that depict life under siege and conflict in the coastal enclave. 

“In the Gaza Strip, there are five women currently working in the field of photojournalism. They have enormous capabilities that enable them to outperform many women both in Europe and around the world,” 24-year-old Fatima al-Zahra Shbair told Al-Monitor.

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