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In Pictures: U.S. President Barack Obama visits Israel

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U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he disembarks from Air Force One upon his arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv March 20, 2013. )

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U.S. and Israeli flags flutter as U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at Ben Gurion International Airport, near Tel Aviv March 20, 2013.

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Palestinians acting as Israeli soldiers who are depicted as ghosts, push a wheelchair with a man playing the role of Palestinian prisoner Samer al-Issawi, who has been on intermittent hunger strike in an Israeli jail, during a protest against the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama, in Gaza City March 20, 2013.

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U.S. President Barack Obama smiles next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres upon his arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv March 20, 2013.

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U.S. President Barack Obama stands next to Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he speaks with Israeli ministers after landing at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv March 20, 2013.

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U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Israel's President Shimon Peres after landing at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv March 20, 2013.

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U.S. President Barack Obama stands with Israel's President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after landing at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv March 20, 2013.

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An Israeli settler and Palestinians demonstrators, one wearing a mask depicting U.S. President Barack Obama, scuffle during a protest against the continued closure by the Israeli army of Shuhada street to Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron March 20, 2013.

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U.S. President Barack Obama signs a guest book next to Israel's President Shimon Peres and local school children in Jerusalem, March 20, 2013. Making his first official visit to Israel, Obama pledged on Wednesday unwavering commitment to the security of the Jewish State where concern over a nuclear-armed Iran has clouded bilateral relations.

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U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Israel's President Shimon Peres at Peres' residence in Jerusalem March 20, 2013. Making his first official visit to Israel, Obama pledged on Wednesday unwavering commitment to the security of the Jewish State where concern over a nuclear-armed Iran has clouded bilateral relations.

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Palestinian activists organize banners depicting U.S. President Barack Obama at a protest camp in an area known as "E1", which connects the two parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank outside Arab suburbs of East Jerusalem March 20, 2013. Palestinian activists set up the protest camp on Wednesday close to where Israel wants to build a new settlement, drawing attention to their struggle for land during a visit to the region by Obama.

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U.S. President Barack Obama signs the guest book at the residence of Israel's President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem, March 20, 2013.

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