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Palestinians celebrate in Gaza City early on November 30 after the UN... Nieuwsfoto'sAlgemene Vergadering van de Verenigde Naties,Gaza-stad,Gazastrook,Kijken,Overheid,Palestijnse cultuur,Politiek,Verticaal,VieringPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPPalestinians celebrate in Gaza City early on November 30, 2012, after the UN General Assembly voted to upgrade them to a non-member state observer. The UN General Assembly on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to recognize Palestine as a non-member state, triggering scenes of joy on the streets of the Israeli-occupied West Bank. In a major defeat for the United States and Israel, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas won what he called a 'birth certificate' for a Palestinian state, with the backing of 138 countries in the 193 member assembly. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK BAZ (Photo credit should read PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images)