AP - Weddings have emerged as a welcome celebration that slices through the often morose mood in the Gaza Strip, even as the Palestinian coastal territory endures blockades from Israel and Egypt and an oppressive Hamas regime.
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For both poor and well-off Gazans, weddings are a days-long, lavish affair of parties and dancing.