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Close-Up: Cubans' love of playing dominoes

3 October 2010 Last updated at 08:47 BST

In an ongoing series, BBC News focuses on aspects of life in countries and cities around the world. What may seem ordinary and familiar to the people who live there, can be surprising to those who do not.

It's a national Cuban pastime - every evening you'll come across tables out on the street, where people are playing dominoes.

Here, dominoes go from 0 to 9 rather than 0 to 6, and the game is played in pairs rather like bridge.

The game is noisy, boisterous and, as Michael Voss finds out, very Cuban.

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