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Cycling for Peace and harmony across the Gulf

Updated: Apr 28, 2017 08:54 IST

A group of cyclists have embarked on a multi-day tour in Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories as part of an effort to promote peace in the Middle East. (MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)

A cyclist rides past a group of traditional dancers at the ancient Roman theatre in the centre of Amman during a welcome ceremony for members of the Middle East Peace Tour. (MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)

Around a dozen riders are part of the five-day event, intended to promote and preview the main race set for March 2018, which will follow a similar course but will also include part of Egypt. (MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)

Foreign and Israeli cyclists stand on the cliff of Machtesh Ramon crater near Mitzpe Ramon city in the southern Israeli Negev desert. (MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)

Dutch cycling champion Van Vleuten Annemiek takes a selfie outside the Treasury Building at the ancient city of Petra, in Jordan. (MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)

Some 30 cyclists and reporters are taking part in the Middle East Peace Tour pre-Event in preparation for the inaugural cycling tour in 2018 which is supposed to start in the Jordanian capital and will passes through Egypt, the Palestinian Territories and Israel to increase awareness about peace in the region. (MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)

Foreign cyclists ride along a road leading to Petra during the Middle East Peace Tour. (MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)

The tour began on Monday in the Jordanian capital Amman, with the cyclists set to reach Jerusalem on Friday after having crossed southern Israel and part of the occupied West Bank. (MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)

Foreign cyclists ride along a road leading to Petra. (MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)

A cyclist stands on the cliff of the Machtesh Ramon crater, near the town of Mitzpe Ramon in the southern Israeli Negev desert, after riding on the fourth day of the Middle East Peace Tour. (MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)

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