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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Abo Mazen) addresses the crowd during a celebration in the West Bank city of Ramallah upon his return from the U.N. General Assembly in the U.S., on Sept. 25, 2011. Palestinians want the U.N. Security Council to decide on their bid for full membership in the world body within a fortnight, a leading official in President Abbas' Fatah movement said on Saturday. Photo by Issam Rimawi