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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has addressed the United Nations today in a bid for Palestine to attain the status of a full member state in the U.N., and as the bid has been filed, tensions have been flaring at checkpoints around the West Bank.
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Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at stone throwing Palestinians during clashes at the Qalandia checkpoint, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, West Bank, September 23, 2011. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will address the United Nations today in a bid for Palestine to attain the status of a full member state in the UN. UPI/Debbie Hill
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