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Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinan National Authority, addresses the UN General Assembly before the body's historic vote to recognize Palestine as its 194th state.
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Delegates cheer as Mahmoud Abbas addresses the General Assembly at the United Nations before a vote on upgrading the status of Palestinian to a non-member observer state.
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Israeli left wing activists support the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status during a rally in Tel Aviv.
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A sign calling Israel to support the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status hangs in Tel Aviv.
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Palestinians hold signs to support a UN bid for observer state status during a rally in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Activists support the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status in Israel.
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Israeli police officers detain an activist during a demonstration against the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status in front of the U.N. headquarters in Jerusalem.
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Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority, speaks at the UN General Assembly. The UN voted to approve observer state status for Palestine.
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