A Palestinian stone thrower runs from tear gas during clashes ...
Feb 25th, 2012
(Reuters) - A Palestinian stone thrower runs from tear gas during clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank town of Al-Ram near Jerusalem, February 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) -
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