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A South Sudanese basketball wheelchair player train at the Juba Basketball Court on January 11, 2017, during a training session by the US Wheelchair Basketball coach. Invited by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Jess Markt, is training for the next two weeks more than 30 players from Juba and Yirol, some of them displaced in protection camps because of the war and many affected by amputations and diseases such polio and spinal cord injuries. Jess Markt is an international wheelchair basketball coach and consultant specialized in organizing leagues and training players in developing countries around the world. This is the first time he visits an African country, but he has been coaching wheelchair basketball since 2009, and has trained teams in Afghanistan, India, Palestine, Cambodia and in his home state of Colorado.
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A South Sudanese basketball wheelchair player train at the Juba Basketball Court on January 11, 2017, during a training session by the US Wheelchair Basketball coach. Invited by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Jess Markt.
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Image 1 of 1:  1 / 1A South Sudanese basketball wheelchair player train at the Juba Basketball Court on January 11, 2017, during a training session by the US Wheelchair Basketball coach. Invited by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Jess Markt. ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN / AFP

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A South Sudanese basketball wheelchair player train at the Juba Basketball Court on January 11, 2017, during a training session by the US Wheelchair Basketball coach. Invited by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Jess Markt.
ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN / AFP

Image 1 of 1A South Sudanese basketball wheelchair player train at the Juba Basketball Court on January 11, 2017, during a training session by the US Wheelchair Basketball coach. Invited by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Jess Markt. ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN / AFP

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