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A Palestinian child plays in front of their house in the Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern area of the Gaza Strip on 20 September 2011. A diplomatic showdown looms at the United Nations this month when Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to seek an upgrade of the Palestinians' U.N. status as they hope to establish a state in the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank with Arab East Jerusalem as their capital. Photo by Ali Jadallah