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**FILE** An Israeli soldier guides a tank to a new position at a staging area near the Gaza Strip border in southern Israel on Nov. 22, 2012. A cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers took effect the previous night, bringing an end to eight days of the fiercest fighting in years and possibly signaling a new era of relations between the bitter enemies. (Associated Press)

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