Iraqi security forces monitor traffic Wednesday in the Karradah district of Iraq's capital Baghdad as heavy security measures were imposed following bombings this week. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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George Mitchell (left) meets Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in Tel Aviv on Thursday. Matty Stern/U.S Embassy, HO via AP hide caption

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men demonstrate behind a line of Israeli police outside Intel's plant in Jerusalem on Nov. 21. The men were protesting the U.S. company's operating on the Jewish Sabbath. As Jerusalem becomes an increasingly religious city, secular Jews are fleeing for Tel Aviv. Tara Todras-Whitehill/AP hide caption

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Ramon Dahan's grandson, Aviram Almog, watches as construction workers build a bomb shelter at their house. Andrea Bruce for NPR hide caption

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Laila Al Nabulsi, 12, stands in what she now calls home — a one-room dwelling pieced together from parts of her old house. Her family's home was demolished during the Israeli offensive in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip almost a year ago. Andrea Bruce for NPR hide caption

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An Arab worker pours Merlot grapes into a crate during the harvest for the Dalton winery on Oct. 7, 2009, in Kerem Ben Zimra, in the northern Galilee region of Israel. Getty Images hide caption

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Lioness Sabrina (foreground) walks in her pen at the Gaza Zoo with her brother, Sakher, in 2007. The two lions are among the few animals at the zoo that survived the Israeli offensive against Hamas militants nearly a year ago. Hatem Moussa/AP hide caption

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