Palestinians celebrate resolution

Associated Press
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR AVAAZ - President of the Palestinan National Authority Mahmoud Abbas addresses the U.N. General Assembly before the body's historic vote to recognize Palestine as its 194th State at U.N. Headquarters, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Avaaz)

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Euphoric Palestinians erupted in cheers, set off fireworks and chanted "God is great" after the United Nations endorsed an independent state of Palestine, giving sweeping international backing to their demands for sovereignty over lands Israel occupied in 1967.

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