A Palestinian youth breaks up stones for construction in Gaza City. Despite restrictions on imports including building material, the area is going through a construction boom. Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Restrictions, Gaza Finds A Way To Build

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Palestinian artist Mohammed al-Dairi paints a mural of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (right) and late Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin (left), in Gaza City. Hamas leaders are divided on what direction to take the Islamist movement, with some calling for reconciliation with Arafat's Fatah movement. Mahmud Hams /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Gaza, Calls For Change Put Hamas At A Crossroads

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The Israeli military says its Iron Dome system has been extremely effective against Palestinian rockets coming out of the Gaza Strip. Here, an Israeli missile is launched Monday near the city of Ashdod in response to a Palestinian rocket. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images hide caption

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Israel: Rocket Shield Is Deflecting Gaza Attacks

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No Let Up In Gaza-Israel Violence

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Evangelical Christians from the U.S. are living and working at Jewish settlements in the West Bank for weeks at a time. The Christians see Jewish expansion in the area as fulfilling biblical prophecy, though the settlements are a contentious issue between Israelis and Palestinians. Here volunteers harvest grapes. Courtesy of Heather Meyers hide caption

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Christians Provide Free Labor On Jewish Settlements

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Some Palestinians Critical Of U.S.-Israel Talks

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Ordinary Israelis Ponder An Attack Against Iran

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Iranian-born Menashe Amir (shown here in 2006) hosts a call-in show on Israel Radio's Farsi service, one of the few forums for direct discourse between Iranians and Israelis. Gali Tibbon/Getty Images hide caption

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Jews With Ties To Iran And Israel Feel Conflicted

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Israeli soldiers take part in an exercise at the Shizafon army base, in the Negev Desert north of the southern city of Eilat, on Tuesday. There are growing signs that Israel may be planning a strike against Iran's nuclear facilities. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Israel, A Nonstop Debate On Possible Iran Strike

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Israeli Outpost Pits Courts Vs. Government

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Egyptian women show their ink-stained fingers after voting at a polling station earlier this month. According to the election results, less than 2 percent of parliamentarians will be female. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Wins In Landslide

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Many Egyptian women hoped to make political gains following the country's revolution. But female candidates fared extremely poorly in the recent parliamentary elections. Here, Huda Ghaniya of the Democratic Alliance, an Islamist grouping, campaigns last Nov. 11. Dana Smillie/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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In Egypt's New Parliament, Women Will Be Scarce

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Egypt's Military Government Quiets Revolutionaries

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How Will The Muslim Brotherhood Govern?

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