Palestinian travelers wait to cross into Egypt at the Rafah crossing terminal in the southern Gaza Strip earlier this month. Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Graduate Student's Odyssey From Gaza To Indianapolis
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A view of a tunnel reportedly dug by Palestinians beneath the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel and recently uncovered by Israeli troops, on Sunday. David Buimovitch /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinians dance with pictures of singer Mohammed Assaf as they celebrate his Arab Idol victory along the streets of Gaza City Saturday. Adel Hana/AP hide caption

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Smoke billows from the local Al-Aqsa TV station in Gaza City Sunday after an Israeli airstrike. Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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