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An Israeli soldiers fire tear gas canister at Palestinian youths during the clashes at the Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem on March 17, 2010. Israel on Wednesday lifted its tight restrictions on Palestinian access to Jerusalem's holiest shrine and called off an extended West Bank closure after days of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces. While there were no reports of new clashes in Jerusalem, sporadic violence broke out Wednesday in the West Bank. Photo by Issam Rimawi