Middle East/North Africa

Ahmad sitting on a couch in a blue polo shirt smiling for the photo.
Watch the inspirational story of Ahmed and his sisters, who are giving back to society by joining thousands of volunteers in supporting the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
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A group of 20 athletes siblings stand together in a group photo holding their certificates after completing the Siblings Workshop.
Twenty siblings from the region (Special Olympics Middle East North Africa) gathered to share experiences, address challenges, and find ways to overcome barriers.
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The Egyptian Unified Football team and the Egyptian President lined with 3 Egyptian flags on each side.
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the president of Egypt, has awarded Special Olympics Egypt's female Unified Football team the Order of Sports Merit for the first time in history.
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Miriam on a white horse entering an arena area.
Mariam Adel Azzab, the 32-year-old was born in a challenging time for a child with Down Syndrome, it was a time of exclusion, judgment and negative perceptions.
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Sara Feldman sitting on a Bocce court holding a bocce ball looking up at the camera and smiling.
17-year-old Sara Feldman is one of fourteen female athletes from Saudi Arabia that will be competing in the upcoming Abu Dhabi Special Olympics World Games 2019.
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Abu Dhabi representatives and a Kenya athletes family speak together in a house.
With the recent addition of 22 nations, the upcoming Abu Dhabi Special Olympics World Games will be hosting the largest amount of nations in history.
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Football players are practicing dribbling the ball and working their way down the field toward the keeper to make a goal. On player has the ball, three are waiting, a ref is supervising; you can see the keeper and an assistance's legs in the foreground.
Ahead of the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, Team Egypt held training camp for the athletes who'll be competing in 14 different sports.
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H.H. Sheikh Abdullah poses for a selfie with two Special Olympics Abu Dhabi athletes.
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, led hundreds of people from across the UAE in a Walk Unified event.
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Special Olympics leaders and representatives in a group photo in Africa. A Unified Sports banners is in the background, a country flag is in the foreground.
The Local Organizing Committee of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 has announced the 11 Sub-Saharan African nations participating in the World Games held on 14-19 March 2019.
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Two instructors are outside of the pool jumping and a group of athletes are inside of the pool jumping, training with resistance.
Special Olympics Senegal’s athletes are training hard for summer sports in Dakar, with weekly Sunday morning sessions such as these.
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