OTISFIELD, Maine (AP) - The Seeds of Peace summer camp in western Maine is under way for its 20th season bringing together teenagers from countries in conflict.
Located in Otisfield, the camp kicked off its first summer session on Wednesday with its traditional flag-raising ceremony.
The camp brings together teenagers from countries that are at conflict in hopes of moving them beyond deep-rooted hatreds.
More than 200 campers from Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, Palestine and the U.S. are attending this summer.
More than 5,000 campers and educators from 27 countries have attended Seeds of Peace since its founding in 1993.
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