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Jewish activists aboard hold a banner before sets sail from Famagusta harbor in the Turkish-occupied north of ethnically divided Cyprus in a bid to breach the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010. The trip came nearly four months after Israeli commandos boarded a flotilla of Gaza-bound ships, killing nine activists. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Photo by: Petros Karadjias
Jewish activists aboard hold a banner before sets sail from Famagusta harbor in the Turkish-occupied north of ethnically divided Cyprus in a bid to breach the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010. The trip came nearly four months after Israeli commandos boarded a flotilla of Gaza-bound ships, killing nine activists. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

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