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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Clinton will try on Wednesday to wring an elusive truce deal from Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers after earlier efforts to end more than a week of fighting broke down amid a furious spasm of violence. Photo by Issam Rimawi