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In pictures: Tear gas, clashes mark Palestinian observation of 'Nakba'

Palestinian demonstrators mark the anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel by emphasizing their displacement

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Palestinians throw stones towards Israeli troops during clashes that sparked after a march marking the 66th anniversary of what the Palestinians call the "Nakba," or catastrophe, in the village of Al Walaja near the West Bank City of Bethlehem, Thursday, May 15, 2014. Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinian teens in a West Bank clash that erupted Thursday just hours after Palestinians marched in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to commemorate their displacement in the Mideast war over Israel's 1948 creation.

Majdi Mohammed/AP

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Palestinians run from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes that sparked after a march marking the 66th anniversary of what the Palestinians call the "Nakba," or catastrophe, in the village of Al Walaja near the West Bank City of Bethlehem, Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Majdi Mohammed/AP

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Palestinian protesters wave flags during a demonstration marking the 66th anniversary of the "Nakba," meaning catastrophe, when many Palestinians fled or were expelled from their towns and villages during the war of Israel's foundation in 1948, at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City May 15, 2014.

AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS

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Israeli policemen detain a Palestinian protester during a demonstration marking the 66th anniversary of the "Nakba," meaning catastrophe, when many Palestinians fled or were expelled from their towns and villages during the war of Israel's foundation in 1948, at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City May 15, 2014.

AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS

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Palestinians carry a protester who was wounded during clashes with Israeli troops following a protest marking Nakba, outside Israel's Ofer Prison, near the West Bank town of Ramallah May 15, 2014.

MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/Reuters

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Palestinians tend to a protester who was wounded during clashes with Israeli troops following a protest marking Nakba, outside Israel's Ofer Prison, near the West Bank town of Ramallah, May 15, 2014.

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A Palestinian protester pushes a burning tyre during clashes with Israeli troops following a protest marking Nakba, outside Israel's Ofer Prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah May 15, 2014.

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A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli troops following a protest marking Nakba, outside Israel's Ofer Prison, near the West Bank town of Ramallah, May 15, 2014.

MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/Reuters

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