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Thousands gather for Quidditch World Cup in New York

NEW YORK – Nearly 100 teams of Harry Potter lovers competed in the Quidditch World Cup this weekend in New York City.

More than 2,000 athletes fought for the championship title. The game, based on the Harry Potter books, involves players on brooks sticks throwing balls through elevated hoops.

Organizers hope the event will encourage young adults to become more physically active.  

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