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Photo by: Lefteris Pitarakis

An Israeli soldier prays as he sits at an armored personnel carrier at a staging area near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the West Bank, trying to help negotiate a truce between Israel and the militant Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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