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Palestinians wait for former prisoners to be released in East Jerusalem from Israeli prison, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. Hamas agreed to release Israeli soldier Galit Schalit in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners, many of them serving life sentences for deadly attacks on Israelis. The arrivals of the prisoners set off ecstatic celebrations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, where large crowds and dignitaries greeted them. Photo by Mahfouz Abu Turk