2005 Photos

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Protesters holding a Palestinian, left, and an Iraqi flag partake in a protest at the World Social forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Palestinian Al-Haj Ragheb Sider al-Ayoubi follows the last news on Iraqi elections in front his shop in the West Bank city of Hebron

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Surrounded by rubble of destroyed houses, Palestinian Hassan Abu Taha, 56, sits with some of grandchildren in front of his partially damaged house

Palestinians youths play an impromptu game of volleyball in the Brazil neighborhood of the southern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Rafah

An Israeli soldier (R) directs a group of Palestinians at a closed temporary check-point on the outskirts of Nablus

A Palestinian man waves Hamas flag during a rally in al-Nasser near the Rafah refugee camp southern Gaza Strip

Witnesses said six Palestinian students were killed and two injured in the car crash

Palestinian police officer Misbah Abu Taha, pauses in his room in the family's house, destroyed when Israeli forces entered the area in May 2004

Residents of the Gaza Strip welcomed the deployemnt of thousands of memebers of the Palestinian security forces by giving the recently-deployed members flowers

Young members of the Palestinian security forces take part in an exercise session at the Muqataa

A Palestinian man distributes carnations to recently-deployed members of Palestinian security forces, at a checkpoint

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Palestinian security forces celebrate as they are deployed near the border between Egypt and the Rafah refugee camp

Palestinian security forces start deploying at the Rafah refugee camp southern Gaza Strip

An elderly Palestinian man stands in front of Israeli soldiers during a protest at the construction site of the Israeli security barrier near West Bank village of Iskaka

Palestinian security forces wave flags as they start deploying at the Khan Younis refugee camp southern Gaza Strip

A Palestinian woman looks back as she walks in a corridor of the Tufah crossing next to the Jewish settlement of Neve Dekalim, on her way to the Palestinian town of Khan Younis

Protesters push down a wall that symbolizes the division of territories between Israel and Palestinians and shout pro-Palestinian and anti-Bush slogans, during a demonstration at the World Social forum

Supporters hold a giant Palestinians flag during a protest at the World Social forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil

A Palestinian protester scuffles with an Israeli soldier during a demonstration against the construction of Israel's separation barrier

Palestinian police officers on their jeep patrol along the streets of the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis

Palestinian police officers march before boarding to police trucks on their way to be deployed in a checkpoint in Deir El Baleh

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Palestinian women wait for their names to be checked as they vote in the municipal elections in Rafah

An old Palestinian woman smiles as she casts her ballot for the first time in her life inside a polling station in Beit Hanon, in the north of the Gaza Strip

Salima Abu Salim, 59, right, in her wheelchair, looks on as her son Ahmed casts his ballot at a polling station in the central Gaza Strip

A Palestinian man casts his ballot at a polling station in the town of Beit Hanoun

Palestinian security men put the Palestinian flag on top of their army post as they prepare to deploy at the Khan Younis refugee camp

A Palestinian girl looks as her parents check their names in inside a polling station in Beit Hanoun

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A Palestinian family sits outside their destroyed house at the Khan Younis refugee camp

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, center, gestures during a meeting with members of the Palestinian Handicapped Association in the West Bank

The body of Palestinian girl Rahma Ibrahim Abu Shamas is carried for her funeral procession in the central Gaza Strip

Israeli troops shot and killed the 3-year-old Palestinian girl in the Gaza Strip

Palestinians carry the body of a 3-year-old Palestinian girl Rahma Abu Shamal, during her funeral

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A Palestinian girl waits to collect water in Khan Younis refugee camp in the Gaza Strip

Palestinians wait in line to collect water in Khan Younis refugee camp in the Gaza Strip (

An Israeli police officer blocks the way to Palestinians and foreign demonstrators during a march against the construction of a section of Israel's separation barrier

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An elderly Palestinian man climbs the controversial security barrier, separating Jerusalem from West Bank, Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers aim their rifles at a crowd of Palestinians, not seen, during clashes in the Askar refugee camp

An Israeli peace activist prepares to plant an olive tree in a protest against controversial Israeli security barrier

A Palestinian man stands next to olive trees where Israel's West Bank separation barrier is being built in the billage of Biddu

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Palestinian women salute a Para military troops soldier deployed in northern Gaza Strip

Palestinian Christian landowner Johnny Atik stands next to a dead olive tree in front of Israel's separation fence as a part of his family's confiscated land and the Jewish settlement of Har Homa are seen in the background

Palestinians hold a large flag as they march to show their support to recently-deployed members of security forces at checkpoints

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Palestinian security forces prepare to patrol northern Gaza Strip

Palestinian security forces take up positions as they patrol northern Gaza Strip

Palestinians wait for relatives crossing back from Egypt into the Gaza Strip

Palestinians cross from Egypt to the Gaza Strip town of Rafah after the crossing was reopened by Israel for the first time in six weeks

A Palestinian girl waves to her family as she waits to go through the Rafah crossing after Israel reopened it

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An unidentified relative of 13-year-old Palestinian Salah Abu al-Eysh looks at his body in the morgue at the Najar hospital in the Rafah refugee camp

The 14-year-old boy was shot dead by Israeli soldiers while playing with a toy gun

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas lay flowers at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the first day of Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, lays flowers at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Gaza City on the first day of Eid al-Adha

An elderly Palestinian woman kisses the tomb of the grave of her son during Eid al-Adha festival at the local cemetery

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The troops demolished the four-story house, and another burst into flames after it was hit by a tank shell

Palestinians shout at Israeli army as they stand in front of a checkpoint in Deir al-Balah in the Gaza Strip, after Israeli army sealed off all checkpoints

Palestinians wait to cross a checkpoint after the Israeli army sealed off all checkpoints in the Gaza Strip

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A Palestinian boy looks through a hole in a wall which forms part of the Israeli security barrier

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Israeli tank fire killed a Palestinian man and his mother in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday

Japan's Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura visits the tomb of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat

Palestinian Abed Omarer walks on the rubble of a workshop after it was hit by Israeli helicopter gunships in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya

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Palestinians carry a youth after he was shot dead by Israeli soldiers in Rafah refugee camp

A Palestinian boy who was injured by Israeli fire is carried into a hospital in Rafah

Palestinian policeman Mohammed Abu Moheisen is helped by colleagues as he reacts on hearing that his brother Yehia, also a policeman, was killed during an Israeli army incursion

Mahmoud Abbas (R) is congratulated by Christian leaders after being sworn in as Palestinian president, in the West Bank city of Ramallah

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Omar Qrenawy, 11, who was wounded in an Israeli army raid in Bureij, died of his wounds

An Israeli soldier prevents a Palestinian man from going to confiscated lands at the separation barrier outside the West Bank village of Tarqumia village

Israeli soldiers prevent Palestinian and international protesters from going to their confiscated lands at the Israeli separation barrier

The sign reads in Arabic 'Residents of Taffuah village condemn the building of the seperation wall on their land by the Israeli occupation forces.'

Israeli soldiers stand in front of Palestinians demonstrating against the construction of Israel's separation barrier in the outskirts of the village of Taffuah

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Palestinian Authority president elect Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, left, shakes hands with Coptic Orthodox Christian Archbishop Dr. Anba Abraham, right, during a meeting with a Christian delegation

A Palestinian child walks near a section of Israel's controversial security barrier in east Jerusalem's Abu Dis area

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United Nations official Ahmed Halabi, left, shows the destruction to European Union foreign policy Chief Javier Solana, right, during his tour to demolished houses in the northern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Jebaliya

Palestinian youths run as an Israeli stun grenade explodes during clashes in the West Bank village of Bani Zaid near Ramallah

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President George W. Bush talks with newly-elected Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas from the Oval Office Monday, January 10, 2005.

Palestinians celebrate the victory of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas a day after the presidential elections

Former U.S. presidential candidate Senator John Kerry (D-MA), an election observer, meets Yasser Arafat's successor in Palestine Mahmoud Abbas (R) in the West Bank city of Ramallah

Palestinian Authority President elect Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, right, meets with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah

Fayez Abdullah, an 84-year-old Palestinian refugee, sits outside his shop at the Baqaa refugee camp, near Amman

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Palestinian presidential candidate Mahmoud Abbas celebrates with a supporter after the close of voting in the West Bank city of Ramallah

Supporters of Palestinian presidential candidate Mahmoud Abbas celebrate after the close of voting in the West Bank city of Ramallah

Palestinian boys wear hats showing the image of presidential front-runner Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian policemen secure a polling station in the West Bank City of Abu Dis near Jerusalem

A Palestinian woman in a wheelchair casts her ballot at a school used as a polling station for the presidential elections in the southern West Bank town of Beit Sahour

An elderly Palestinian woman casts her ballot at a polling station in the Beach refugee camp in Gaza City

In this photo released by the National Democratic Institute (NDI), NDI election observers former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman , second left, former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, center, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, second right, and an interpreter, right, talk with an unidentified voter

A Palestinian policeman stands guard as former U.S. presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry arrives to attend a meeting with the Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia

A Palestinian man from the West Bank village of Nazlat Issa casts his balllot

Palestinian presidential candidate Mahmud Abbas (Abu Mazen) poses in his office in Ramallah with his family

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Kerry, who arrived in Damascus on Friday, met earlier in the day with Syrian President Bashar Assad

Former US president Jimmy Carter (C) pays an hommage to late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat

Former American President Jimmy Carter, right, and former Republican Governor of New Jersey Christine Todd Whitman pay their respects at the grave of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat

Former US president Jimmy Carter (L) shakes hands with Palestinian presidential candidate Mahmud Abbas

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Palestinian presidential candidate Mahmoud Abbas holds a baby during a campaign stop in Ramallah

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter (R), who arrived to observe the upcoming Palestinian presidential elections, meets the Chief Observer of the EU election observer mission Michel Rocard in Jerusalem

Interim Palestinian leader and the front-runner in the upcoming presidential elections Mahmoud Abbas holds a baby during a campaign meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah

Palestinian presidential candidate Mahmoud Abbas (L) sits with Orthodox Patriarch Irineos and interim president Rawhi Fattouh (R) during Orthodox Christmas festivities

A young Palestinian woman lights a candle in Bethlehem's Nativity Church, during Orthodox Christmas

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Interim Palestinian leader and the front-runner in the upcoming presidential elections Mahmoud Abbas, participates in a mass inside the Church of Nativity

A Palestinian fruit seller waits for customers next to Israel's separation barrier next to the Qalandiya checkpoint

Palestinian boys take part in rally to support presidential candidate Mahmud Abbas

A man walks next to the area, marked by an ancient Cyprus tree, where the family house of Palestinian presidential candidate Mahmoud Abbas used to stand in the northern Israeli city of Safed

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A video image shows U.S. actor Richard Gere showing his support in a television advert for a pro-peace group to help persuade Palestinians to vote

Palestinian schoolgirls run through a flooded street at the Jebaliya refugee camp

Palestinian girls hold their flag as they listen to PLO chairman Mahmud Abbas

A Palestinian man covers himself with a plastic sheet to avoid heavy rains in the West Bank town of Abu DIs

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Family members of Palestinian Rajeh Ghabin mourn during his funeral in the northern Gaza Strip

Palestinians relatives of three dead teenage boys comfort each other in the morgue of the hospital in Beit Lahiya

Palestinian doctors give first aid to a Palestinian boy after he was injured from Israeli tank shell

A Palestinian doctors give first aid to a Palestinian boy after he was injured from Israeli tank shell

The Palestinian relatives of three brothers from the Ghabin family, who were killed by an Israeli tank shell, weep during their funeral in Beit Lahiya

The bodies of eight Palestinians, most of them teenagers and seven of them killed by two Israeli tank shells earlier can be seen at the morgue

A Palestinian woman comforts another one during a group funeral in Beit Lahia of seven youths killed by Israeli gunfire earlier in the day.

A Palestinian woman mourns during a group funeral in Beit Lahia of seven youths killed by Israeli gunfire

Palestinian youths look at the shoes of children killed, according to hospital sources, during Israeli shelling in Beit Lahia

A Palestinian hurt is transferred to a hospital of Gaza after the Israeli attacks

Palestinian doctors give first aid to a Palestinian boy after he was injured from Israeli tank shell

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Palestinians search in the rubble of their demolished houses after Israeli troops withdrew

The sister of 10-year-old Palestinian Ibtihal Abu Daher during her funeral at the Jabalia refugee camp

Palestinian presidential candidate and human rights activist Mustafa Barghouti, right, drinks a cup of Arabic coffee at a Bedouin house

Palestinian women sit outside their house after it was destroyed by Israeli troops

A Palestinian boy crouches in the destruction as others search in the rubble of destroyed houses following an Israeli army raid

Palestinian cameraman Majdi al-Arabeid is treated by doctors at a hospital in in Beit Hanun


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