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Ibrahim Habash walks with one of the many Palestinian recreational hiking groups that have sprung up largely in the last decade. The Israeli trails network, with its blue and white markings, extends into the West Bank, and Israeli and Palestinian hikers often cross paths on the same trails. Daniel Estrin/NPR hide caption

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For Palestinian Hikers In West Bank, A Chance To Enjoy Nature And Escape Tensions

"To walk for three or four hours without checkpoints, without seeing soldiers ... it makes you feel, somehow, you can feel some free," says a hiker. There are scores of Palestinian hiking clubs.

Ikaria Laura Veirs
Ten Bridges Laura Veirs
My Dear Corduroi
The Stalker, Pt. 2 Ben Vaughn
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You Won't Fall Lori Carson
Aprendimos Jenny and the Mexicats
Craudinéia No Forró Forro in the Dark

Lois Durso (left) holds a picture of her daughter, Roya. Marianne Karth (right) holds a picture of her daughters, AnnaLeah and Mary. Geoff Bennett/NPR hide caption

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Moms Who Lost Daughters In Truck Underride Collisions Push for Greater Safety

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Proud and Profane Richard Bennett
Face No More Richard Bennett
Name Game Shirley Ellis

Ibrahim Habash walks with one of the many Palestinian recreational hiking groups that have sprung up largely in the last decade. The Israeli trails network, with its blue and white markings, extends into the West Bank, and Israeli and Palestinian hikers often cross paths on the same trails. Daniel Estrin/NPR hide caption

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Palestine Luck-One
You Asked, I Came Original Score
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In her new album as Fiver, Simone Schmidt imagines the songs that might have been sung by women incarcerated at Ontario's Rockwood Asylum in the 19th century. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Songwriter Gives Voice To The Silenced Women Of Rockwood Asylum

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Hair of the Dead Fiver
Jo Jo Tony Furtado

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