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Palestinians win implicit U.N. recognition of sovereign state


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A Palestinian boy in traditional clothes waves a Palestinain flag during a rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah November 29, 2012. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appealed to the U.N. General Assembly to recognize Palestinian statehood by supporting a resolution to upgrade the U.N. observer status of the Palestinian Authority from ''entity'' to ''non-member state.'' REUTERS/Marko Djurica