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Banksy hotel opens to guests

Men sit in the Walled Off hotel which was decorated by street artist Banksy after it was opened for guests to do check-in in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. 


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Men sit in the Walled Off hotel which was decorated by street artist Banksy after it was opened for guests to do check-in in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. REUTERS/ Ammar Awad

Men sit in the Walled Off hotel which was decorated by street artist Banksy after it was opened for guests to do check-in in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. REUTERS/ Ammar Awad
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Waiters and waitresses stand in the Walled Off hotel. 

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Waiters and waitresses stand in the Walled Off hotel. REUTERS/ Ammar Awad

Waiters and waitresses stand in the Walled Off hotel. REUTERS/ Ammar Awad
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A waitress arranges keys in the Walled Off hotel. 


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A waitress arranges keys in the Walled Off hotel. REUTERS/ Ammar Awad

A waitress arranges keys in the Walled Off hotel. REUTERS/ Ammar Awad
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People sit in the Walled Off hotel. 

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People sit in the Walled Off hotel. REUTERS/ Ammar Awad

People sit in the Walled Off hotel. REUTERS/ Ammar Awad
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The Israeli barrier is seen through the Walled Off hotel. REUTERS/ Ammar Awad

The Israeli barrier is seen through the Walled Off hotel. REUTERS/ Ammar Awad

The Israeli barrier is seen through the Walled Off hotel. REUTERS/ Ammar Awad
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A statue of a chimpanzee bell-boy is seen as a doorman. 

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A statue of a chimpanzee bell-boy is seen as a doorman. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A statue of a chimpanzee bell-boy is seen as a doorman. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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People stand outside the Walled Off Hotel. 

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People stand outside the Walled Off Hotel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

People stand outside the Walled Off Hotel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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The hotel, converted from a pottery workshop, has been styled to resemble "an English gentlemen's club from colonial times," a statement from the artist said, in acknowledgement of the historical role Britain played in the Middle East.

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The hotel, converted from a pottery workshop, has been styled to resemble "an English gentlemen's club from colonial times," a statement from the artist said, in acknowledgement of the historical role Britain played in the Middle East. REUTERS/Ammar...more

The hotel, converted from a pottery workshop, has been styled to resemble "an English gentlemen's club from colonial times," a statement from the artist said, in acknowledgement of the historical role Britain played in the Middle East. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Banksy, whose real name is not known, described his guesthouse as having the worst view of any hotel in the world: Every room overlooks the barrier which is a symbol of oppression for the Palestinians.

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Banksy, whose real name is not known, described his guesthouse as having the worst view of any hotel in the world: Every room overlooks the barrier which is a symbol of oppression for the Palestinians. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Banksy, whose real name is not known, described his guesthouse as having the worst view of any hotel in the world: Every room overlooks the barrier which is a symbol of oppression for the Palestinians. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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The presidential suite. The decor has been spiced up with statues choking on tear gas, cherubs hanging from the ceiling, their faces covered by oxygen masks and oil paintings of refugee life jackets washed ashore.

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The presidential suite. The decor has been spiced up with statues choking on tear gas, cherubs hanging from the ceiling, their faces covered by oxygen masks and oil paintings of refugee life jackets washed ashore. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

The presidential suite. The decor has been spiced up with statues choking on tear gas, cherubs hanging from the ceiling, their faces covered by oxygen masks and oil paintings of refugee life jackets washed ashore. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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The hotel was set up in secrecy over the last 14 months - Israeli military authorities in the West Bank did not immediately respond when asked if they had been aware in advance. 

REUTERS/Ammar Awad

The hotel was set up in secrecy over the last 14 months - Israeli military authorities in the West Bank did not immediately respond when asked if they had been aware in advance. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

The hotel was set up in secrecy over the last 14 months - Israeli military authorities in the West Bank did not immediately respond when asked if they had been aware in advance. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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A statue of a chimpanzee bell-boy stands at the entrance of the Walled Off Hotel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A statue of a chimpanzee bell-boy stands at the entrance of the Walled Off Hotel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A statue of a chimpanzee bell-boy stands at the entrance of the Walled Off Hotel. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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