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Photo by: Ariel Schalit

Piles of building materials are placed on the ground at a construction site for a housing project in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010. Israelis, Palestinians and U.S. mediators were racing Sunday to find a compromise that would allow the fragile new Mideast talks to continue after an Israeli settlement slowdown expires at midnight. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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