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Palestinians watch the ceremony opening of the Israeli Palestinian direct talks in Washington, at an electronic appliances shop in Gaza  City, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. After a day and evening in White House talks with President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sit down together Thursday for the first of what American officials hope will be a series of meetings that lead in a year's time to an agreement on the creation of a Palestinian state. Photo by Ashraf Amra