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Pride on display at Algerian football derby

Algiers (AFP) – MC Alger and USM Alger may be fierce city rivals from the Algerian capital but they nonetheless share a history intwined with their country’s revolt against French colonialism. Thursday marks the 100th derby between the bitterly divided neighbours from the Algiers port communities of Casbah and Bab El Oued. And while this particular derby can divide families to the point of fisticuffs, the two sides share an eerily similar past of politically motivated struggle.
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