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Arab Idol Mohammed Assaf, left, kisses Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as he hands him a diplomatic Palestinian Authority passport during their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Monday, July 1, 2013. Assaf, the 23-year-old from the Gaza Strip who won the popular pan-Arab song contest last month, met Abbas on Monday before performing in Ramallah. Photo by Thaer Ganaim