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In pictures: Jubilation in the West Bank, disappointment in Israel after statehood bid

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Palestinians hold posters with an image of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and wave Palestinian flags during a rally opposite to part of Israel's controversial barrier in the West Bank city of Bethlehem November 29, 2012.

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A Palestinian man shouts slogans during a rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah November 29, 2012.

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Palestinian men celebrate as they hold posters of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (R) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) during a rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah November 29, 2012.

Marko Djurica/REUTERS

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A Palestinian boy in traditional clothes waves a Palestinian flag during a rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah November 29, 2012.

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A Palestinian girl waves a flag during a rally supporting the Palestinian United Nations bid for observer state status, in the West bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

Majdi Mohammed/AP

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People wave Palestinian flags during a rally in the West Bank city of Nablus, supporting the resolution that would change the Palestinian Authority's UN observer status from "entity" to "non-member state" November 29, 2012.

Abed Omar Qusini/REUTERS

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Supporters of a Palestinian state demonstrate outside the UN in New York, Nov. 29, 2012.

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Israeli left wing activists support the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status, during a rally in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

Oded Balilty/AP

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An Israeli man waves a Palestinian flag during a rally in Tel Aviv, supporting the Palestinian Authority's efforts to secure a diplomatic upgrade at the UN November 29, 2012.

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An Israeli woman holds a Palestinian flag during a rally in Tel Aviv, supporting the Palestinian Authority's efforts to secure a diplomatic upgrade at the UN November 29, 2012.

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Israeli police officers detain an Israeli right wing activist during a demonstration against the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status, in front of the UN headquarters in Jerusalem, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

Sebastian Scheiner/AP

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Israeli right wing activists demonstrate against the Palestinian UN bid for observer state status, in front of the UN headquarters in Jerusalem, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

Sebastian Scheiner/AP

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Israeli lawmaker Michael Ben Ari (R) stands next to ultranationalist right-wing protesters as they try to burn a Palestinian flag during a demonstration outside the UN offices in the West Bank village of Jabel Mukaber, near Jerusalem November 29, 2012.

Ronen Zvulun/REUTERS

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