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Released Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit walks down the stairs into his home in Mitzpe Hila, northern Israel, after over five years in captivity, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011.  (AP Photo/ IDF)

Released Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit walks down the stairs into his home in Mitzpe Hila, northern Israel, after over five years in captivity, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/ IDF)

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