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Portfolio of work: Ronen Zvulun

<p>A flare fired by Israeli forces is seen over the northern Gaza Strip January 16, 2009.  REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

A flare fired by Israeli forces is seen over the northern Gaza Strip January 16, 2009. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

A flare fired by Israeli forces is seen over the northern Gaza Strip January 16, 2009. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Israeli soldiers lead arrested Palestinian youths brought into Israel from the Gaza strip, next to Kibbutz Kfar Azza early March 3, 2008. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Israeli soldiers lead arrested Palestinian youths brought into Israel from the Gaza strip, next to Kibbutz Kfar Azza early March 3, 2008. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli soldiers lead arrested Palestinian youths brought into Israel from the Gaza strip, next to Kibbutz Kfar Azza early March 3, 2008. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>A Jewish settler sits beneath a bulldozer near the Shirat Hayam settlement in the Gush Katif settlement bloc on June 26, 2005.  REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

A Jewish settler sits beneath a bulldozer near the Shirat Hayam settlement in the Gush Katif settlement bloc on June 26, 2005. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

A Jewish settler sits beneath a bulldozer near the Shirat Hayam settlement in the Gush Katif settlement bloc on June 26, 2005. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>An Israeli man places a rose on a memorial wall, engraved with names of Israeli fallen soldiers, during Memorial Day at the Israeli army's Armoured Corps' Memorial in Latrun, near Jerusalem, May 7, 2008. Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers on Memorial Day. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

An Israeli man places a rose on a memorial wall, engraved with names of Israeli fallen soldiers, during Memorial Day at the Israeli army's Armoured Corps' Memorial in Latrun, near Jerusalem, May 7, 2008. Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers on...more

An Israeli man places a rose on a memorial wall, engraved with names of Israeli fallen soldiers, during Memorial Day at the Israeli army's Armoured Corps' Memorial in Latrun, near Jerusalem, May 7, 2008. Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers on Memorial Day. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his wife, Aliza, eat lunch together in the official residence in Jerusalem February 26, 2007. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his wife, Aliza, eat lunch together in the official residence in Jerusalem February 26, 2007. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his wife, Aliza, eat lunch together in the official residence in Jerusalem February 26, 2007. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Then presidential candidate Barack Obama is surrounded by bodyguards as he leaves the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem July 23, 2008. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Then presidential candidate Barack Obama is surrounded by bodyguards as he leaves the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem July 23, 2008. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Then presidential candidate Barack Obama is surrounded by bodyguards as he leaves the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem July 23, 2008. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>A mounted Israeli police officer scuffles with an Israeli ultranationalist protester during clashes in the unauthorised West Bank outpost of Amona February 1, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun</p>

A mounted Israeli police officer scuffles with an Israeli ultranationalist protester during clashes in the unauthorised West Bank outpost of Amona February 1, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

A mounted Israeli police officer scuffles with an Israeli ultranationalist protester during clashes in the unauthorised West Bank outpost of Amona February 1, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>A Jewish bride walks on the beach near the settlement of Kfar Yam, part of Gush Katif settlement bloc, Gaza Strip, June 14, 2005. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

A Jewish bride walks on the beach near the settlement of Kfar Yam, part of Gush Katif settlement bloc, Gaza Strip, June 14, 2005. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

A Jewish bride walks on the beach near the settlement of Kfar Yam, part of Gush Katif settlement bloc, Gaza Strip, June 14, 2005. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Participants wearing PVC fetish gear take part in a sex and erotica festival in Tel Aviv February 5, 2008. The festival was the first of its kind in Israel. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Participants wearing PVC fetish gear take part in a sex and erotica festival in Tel Aviv February 5, 2008. The festival was the first of its kind in Israel. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Participants wearing PVC fetish gear take part in a sex and erotica festival in Tel Aviv February 5, 2008. The festival was the first of its kind in Israel. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Ultra-Orthodox Jews dance around a bonfire during Lag Ba-Omer festivities in Jerusalem May 5 , 2007. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Ultra-Orthodox Jews dance around a bonfire during Lag Ba-Omer festivities in Jerusalem May 5 , 2007. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a...more

Ultra-Orthodox Jews dance around a bonfire during Lag Ba-Omer festivities in Jerusalem May 5 , 2007. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Jewish worshippers pray during Rosh Hashana prayer at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City September 12, 2007. Before the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana observant Jews say special prayers early in the morning asking forgiveness for the sins committed in the year passed. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Jewish worshippers pray during Rosh Hashana prayer at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City September 12, 2007. Before the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana observant Jews say special prayers early in the morning asking...more

Jewish worshippers pray during Rosh Hashana prayer at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City September 12, 2007. Before the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana observant Jews say special prayers early in the morning asking forgiveness for the sins committed in the year passed. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>A Jewish settler prays on the roof of an abandoned building near Shirat Hayam in the Gush Katif settlement Bloc June 27, 2005. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

A Jewish settler prays on the roof of an abandoned building near Shirat Hayam in the Gush Katif settlement Bloc June 27, 2005. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

A Jewish settler prays on the roof of an abandoned building near Shirat Hayam in the Gush Katif settlement Bloc June 27, 2005. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Israeli soldiers stand behind a mobile artillery unit as it fires into southern Lebanon from its position on the frontier of Zaura, northern Israel, July 16, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Israeli soldiers stand behind a mobile artillery unit as it fires into southern Lebanon from its position on the frontier of Zaura, northern Israel, July 16, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli soldiers stand behind a mobile artillery unit as it fires into southern Lebanon from its position on the frontier of Zaura, northern Israel, July 16, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Armored Israeli military vehicles move near plumes of smoke in the northern Gaza Strip January 16, 2009.  REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Armored Israeli military vehicles move near plumes of smoke in the northern Gaza Strip January 16, 2009. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Armored Israeli military vehicles move near plumes of smoke in the northern Gaza Strip January 16, 2009. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Palestinian workers dismantle the Barda family's house as they prepare to move out from the Jewish settlement of Peat Sadeh, part of the Gush Katif settlement bloc, August 11, 2005. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Palestinian workers dismantle the Barda family's house as they prepare to move out from the Jewish settlement of Peat Sadeh, part of the Gush Katif settlement bloc, August 11, 2005. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Palestinian workers dismantle the Barda family's house as they prepare to move out from the Jewish settlement of Peat Sadeh, part of the Gush Katif settlement bloc, August 11, 2005. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Daoud Badr, 66, stands among the remains of his former village of al-Ghabssiya in northern Israel. Badr was six-years-old when his family left the village in May 1948 for the nearby villages of Kufr Yasif and Yarka. His elder brother and sister left to Lebanon where his brother died in 2006. The rest of the family returned to Ghabassiya and stayed there until 1950 but early that year Israel declared the village a closed military zone and said they would be allowed to return only at a later date. "We are still waiting to be allowed to return," he said. In 1956 the entire village was demolished apart from the mosque, which was left in tact. "The Israelis committed a big crime against us ... Our right to return will not be lost as long as we keep demanding it and teach our children about it." Today Badr lives in the Arab village of Sheikh Danon in northern Israel.  REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Daoud Badr, 66, stands among the remains of his former village of al-Ghabssiya in northern Israel. Badr was six-years-old when his family left the village in May 1948 for the nearby villages of Kufr Yasif and Yarka. His elder brother and sister left...more

Daoud Badr, 66, stands among the remains of his former village of al-Ghabssiya in northern Israel. Badr was six-years-old when his family left the village in May 1948 for the nearby villages of Kufr Yasif and Yarka. His elder brother and sister left to Lebanon where his brother died in 2006. The rest of the family returned to Ghabassiya and stayed there until 1950 but early that year Israel declared the village a closed military zone and said they would be allowed to return only at a later date. "We are still waiting to be allowed to return," he said. In 1956 the entire village was demolished apart from the mosque, which was left in tact. "The Israelis committed a big crime against us ... Our right to return will not be lost as long as we keep demanding it and teach our children about it." Today Badr lives in the Arab village of Sheikh Danon in northern Israel. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Kokab Facmawe walks in the remains of her former village of Umm al-Zinat. Today Facmawe lives in the Arab town of Umm El-Fahm in northern Israel. Israel marked the 60th anniversary of its founding in 2008. But while Israel celebrates, Palestinians will commemorate the "Nakba" -- or catastrophe -- when hundreds of thousands fled or were forced to flee their villages. Those who stayed in Israel say they feel "uprooted" from their land and heritage. Despite being citizens, they do not feel part of the Jewish state. From abandoned village to abandoned village, they are trying to keep their memories alive. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Kokab Facmawe walks in the remains of her former village of Umm al-Zinat. Today Facmawe lives in the Arab town of Umm El-Fahm in northern Israel. Israel marked the 60th anniversary of its founding in 2008. But while Israel celebrates, Palestinians...more

Kokab Facmawe walks in the remains of her former village of Umm al-Zinat. Today Facmawe lives in the Arab town of Umm El-Fahm in northern Israel. Israel marked the 60th anniversary of its founding in 2008. But while Israel celebrates, Palestinians will commemorate the "Nakba" -- or catastrophe -- when hundreds of thousands fled or were forced to flee their villages. Those who stayed in Israel say they feel "uprooted" from their land and heritage. Despite being citizens, they do not feel part of the Jewish state. From abandoned village to abandoned village, they are trying to keep their memories alive. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Maurice Maman (L) and his sister look at his house which got a direct hit from a Hizbollah rocket in the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona August 15, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Maurice Maman (L) and his sister look at his house which got a direct hit from a Hizbollah rocket in the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona August 15, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Maurice Maman (L) and his sister look at his house which got a direct hit from a Hizbollah rocket in the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona August 15, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Palestinian prisoners wait to be released from Ketziot prison in southern Israel December 3, 2007.  REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Palestinian prisoners wait to be released from Ketziot prison in southern Israel December 3, 2007. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Palestinian prisoners wait to be released from Ketziot prison in southern Israel December 3, 2007. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Israeli soldiers prepare to enter Lebanon, waiting next to the Israeli-Lebanese border August 1, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Israeli soldiers prepare to enter Lebanon, waiting next to the Israeli-Lebanese border August 1, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli soldiers prepare to enter Lebanon, waiting next to the Israeli-Lebanese border August 1, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Israeli police officers scuffle with Israeli ultranationalist protesters during clashes in the unauthorised West Bank outpost of Amona February 1, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun</p>

Israeli police officers scuffle with Israeli ultranationalist protesters during clashes in the unauthorised West Bank outpost of Amona February 1, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli police officers scuffle with Israeli ultranationalist protesters during clashes in the unauthorised West Bank outpost of Amona February 1, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Israeli soldiers evacuate a wounded comrade near the Israeli town of Avivim, along the Israel-Lebanon border July 20, 2006.  REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun</p>

Israeli soldiers evacuate a wounded comrade near the Israeli town of Avivim, along the Israel-Lebanon border July 20, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli soldiers evacuate a wounded comrade near the Israeli town of Avivim, along the Israel-Lebanon border July 20, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>An Israeli soldier salutes during the funeral of Israeli soldier Tzur Or in town of Holon January 15, 2004. A Palestinian mother of two carried out a suicide bombing at the main border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip Wednesday, killing four Israelis, including Or and wounding seven people at Erez crossing. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

An Israeli soldier salutes during the funeral of Israeli soldier Tzur Or in town of Holon January 15, 2004. A Palestinian mother of two carried out a suicide bombing at the main border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip Wednesday, killing...more

An Israeli soldier salutes during the funeral of Israeli soldier Tzur Or in town of Holon January 15, 2004. A Palestinian mother of two carried out a suicide bombing at the main border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip Wednesday, killing four Israelis, including Or and wounding seven people at Erez crossing. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>A traumatised resident, lying on a gurney, holds his son after a Katyusha rocket exploded near his house in Kiryat Shmona, northern Israel, August 7, 2006. On the left is a paramedic. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

A traumatised resident, lying on a gurney, holds his son after a Katyusha rocket exploded near his house in Kiryat Shmona, northern Israel, August 7, 2006. On the left is a paramedic. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

A traumatised resident, lying on a gurney, holds his son after a Katyusha rocket exploded near his house in Kiryat Shmona, northern Israel, August 7, 2006. On the left is a paramedic. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Israeli firefighters survey the scene of a rocket attack in the southern town of Sderot May 27, 2007. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun</p>

Israeli firefighters survey the scene of a rocket attack in the southern town of Sderot May 27, 2007. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli firefighters survey the scene of a rocket attack in the southern town of Sderot May 27, 2007. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>An Israeli boy cycles through heavy smoke from a fire caused by a rocket attack at the town of Kiryat Shmona, close to the Israel-Lebanon border, July 24, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

An Israeli boy cycles through heavy smoke from a fire caused by a rocket attack at the town of Kiryat Shmona, close to the Israel-Lebanon border, July 24, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli boy cycles through heavy smoke from a fire caused by a rocket attack at the town of Kiryat Shmona, close to the Israel-Lebanon border, July 24, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Ultra-orthodox Jews check myrtle branches for blemishes at a special market in Jerusalem October 4, 2006. The myrtle is used in rituals during the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Ultra-orthodox Jews check myrtle branches for blemishes at a special market in Jerusalem October 4, 2006. The myrtle is used in rituals during the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Ultra-orthodox Jews check myrtle branches for blemishes at a special market in Jerusalem October 4, 2006. The myrtle is used in rituals during the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>A Jewish worshipper takes part in Slichot, a daily prayer service in which Jews offer prayers of repentance and ask God to forgive their sins leading up to Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem September 26, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

A Jewish worshipper takes part in Slichot, a daily prayer service in which Jews offer prayers of repentance and ask God to forgive their sins leading up to Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem September...more

A Jewish worshipper takes part in Slichot, a daily prayer service in which Jews offer prayers of repentance and ask God to forgive their sins leading up to Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem September 26, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk past traditional huts known as sukkot in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood October 12, 2008. A sukkah is a ritual hut used during the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Observant Jews build these temporary structures to commemorate the lifestyle of the biblical Hebrews during the exodus from Egypt led by Moses more than 3,000 years ago. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk past traditional huts known as sukkot in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood October 12, 2008. A sukkah is a ritual hut used during the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Observant Jews build these temporary structures to...more

Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk past traditional huts known as sukkot in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood October 12, 2008. A sukkah is a ritual hut used during the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Observant Jews build these temporary structures to commemorate the lifestyle of the biblical Hebrews during the exodus from Egypt led by Moses more than 3,000 years ago. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Israeli activists carry a tent in the abandoned Jewish settlement of Homesh, in the northern West Bank, March 27, 2007.  REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun</p>

Israeli activists carry a tent in the abandoned Jewish settlement of Homesh, in the northern West Bank, March 27, 2007. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli activists carry a tent in the abandoned Jewish settlement of Homesh, in the northern West Bank, March 27, 2007. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Israeli police officers lean ladders on a house slated for demolition as ultranationalist Israeli protesters stand on the roof during clashes in the unauthorised West Bank outpost of Amona February 1, 2006.REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun</p>

Israeli police officers lean ladders on a house slated for demolition as ultranationalist Israeli protesters stand on the roof during clashes in the unauthorised West Bank outpost of Amona February 1, 2006.REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli police officers lean ladders on a house slated for demolition as ultranationalist Israeli protesters stand on the roof during clashes in the unauthorised West Bank outpost of Amona February 1, 2006.REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>An Israeli police officer holds up his weapon inside a Jewish religious school after a shooting attack in Jerusalem March 6, 2008. Two Palestinian gunmen opened fire in a Jewish religious school in Jerusalem, killing at least eight people and wounding 20, the Israeli emergency service Zaka said. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

An Israeli police officer holds up his weapon inside a Jewish religious school after a shooting attack in Jerusalem March 6, 2008. Two Palestinian gunmen opened fire in a Jewish religious school in Jerusalem, killing at least eight people and...more

An Israeli police officer holds up his weapon inside a Jewish religious school after a shooting attack in Jerusalem March 6, 2008. Two Palestinian gunmen opened fire in a Jewish religious school in Jerusalem, killing at least eight people and wounding 20, the Israeli emergency service Zaka said. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Palestinian women walk along the controversial Israeli barrier near the Qalandiya checkpoint, outside the West Bank city of Ramallah, October 18, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Palestinian women walk along the controversial Israeli barrier near the Qalandiya checkpoint, outside the West Bank city of Ramallah, October 18, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Palestinian women walk along the controversial Israeli barrier near the Qalandiya checkpoint, outside the West Bank city of Ramallah, October 18, 2006. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Visitors stand in the Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem January 27, 2008. International Holocaust Remembrance Day was marked around the world on Sunday. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Visitors stand in the Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem January 27, 2008. International Holocaust Remembrance Day was marked around the world on Sunday. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Visitors stand in the Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem January 27, 2008. International Holocaust Remembrance Day was marked around the world on Sunday. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Performers take part in opening festivities for the International Chess Festival in Jerusalem July 29, 2008. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Performers take part in opening festivities for the International Chess Festival in Jerusalem July 29, 2008. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Performers take part in opening festivities for the International Chess Festival in Jerusalem July 29, 2008. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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