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Palestinians wave their national flag during the speech of President Mahmoud Abbas  in the  U.N. General Assembly, in the West Bank city of Hebron, November 29, 2012. The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution on Thursday to upgrade the Palestinian Authority's observer status at the United Nations from "entity" to "non-member state," implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state. Photo by Mamoun Wazwaz