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Palestinians throw stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes at Qalandia checkpoint, West Bank

A Palestinian holds up the national flag 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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