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Palestinians protesters react to tear gas shot by Israeli soldiers during clashes near the West Bank village of Qusra, near Nablus, on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
Photo by: Nasser Ishtayeh
Palestinians protesters react to tear gas shot by Israeli soldiers during clashes near the West Bank village of Qusra, near Nablus, on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

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