Russian employees work near an ancient sycamore tree in the West Bank city of Jericho, Friday, Oct.1, 2010. A gnarled sycamore that tradition says is featured in the biblical tale of Jesus and the tax... more 
Russian employees work near an ancient sycamore tree in the West Bank city of Jericho, Friday, Oct.1, 2010. A gnarled sycamore that tradition says is featured in the biblical tale of Jesus and the tax collector is now taking center stage in the Palestinians' attempt transform this ancient desert backwater into a tourism hub. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Majdi Mohammed
Sat, Oct 2, 2010 3:12 AM EDT