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Photos of the Israeli-Palestinian prisoner swap

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A Palestinian prisoner, released by Israel in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, gestures from a bus as he makes his way through the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza October 18, 2011.

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Palestinian prisoners gesture as they enter Gaza via the Rafah crossing from Egypt October 18, 2011.

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A Palestinian prisoner gestures as he holds his son after arriving at the Rafah crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip October 18, 2011.

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Released Palestinian prisoners wave from a bus as they make their way through the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza, October 18, 2011. Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and hundreds of Palestinians crossed Israel's borders in opposite directions on Tuesday as a thousand-for-one prisoner exchange brought joy to families but did little to ease decades of conflict.

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An Israeli policeman stands guard as a convoy carrying Palestinian prisoners leaves the Ketziot prison in southern Israel.

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Noam Schalit, father of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit, centre with black sunglasses, leaves his house in Mitzpe Hila, northern Israel, on Oct. 18, 2011.

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The family of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit are escorted to a waiting helicopter in Tefen in northern Israel before heading to an air base in the centre of the country.

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Armed Palestinian Hamas militants patrol near the Rafah crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip.

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Members of the International Red Cross wait at the Rafah crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip as the Israeli-Palestinian prisoner swap deal gets under way.

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Israeli Television prepares to broadcast from Kerem Shalom crossing at the junction of Israel, Gaza and Egypt. Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will be crossing from Gaza to Egypt, then into Israel at about 9 am local time. The Kerem Shalom kibbutz near which Sgt. Shalit was abducted more than five years ago is in the background, to the right.

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A boy holds an Israeli flag in front of a banner depicting captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit at a community centre in the village of Mitzpe Hila, northern Israel.

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A stage in a field in Gaza City is prepared for celebrations to welcome prisoners released from Israeli prisons.

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Palestinians wait at Beituniya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah for the release of prisoners from Israeli jails.

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In this image from Egypt TV, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is seen at an undisclosed location in the Gaza- Egypt border area accompanied by Hamas guards as he is moved in to Egypt from captivity in Gaza.

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A video grab from Israel's Channel 10 accessed from Egypt TV shows Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit upon his arrival in Egypt on Oct. 17, 2011 following his release after five years of Hamas captivity.

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People hug as they see first images of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit after more than five years in captivity, in Mitzpe Hila, northern Israel.

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An image grab taken from Egyptian state TV shows Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit speaking during an interview at an undisclosed location in Egypt.

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