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Photos: U.N. approves Palestinian upgrade

Published 8:01 PM ET, Thu November 29, 2012
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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is greeted by a standing ovation before speaking to the U.N. General Assembly about a vote on a resolution to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority to a nonmember observer state on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at U.N. headquarters in New York City. STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images
Mahmoud Abbas gestures to members at the General Assembly after speaking. STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images
Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, applauds the speech of Ron Prosor, Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, before the vote. HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images
Mahmoud Abbas makes his argument before the General Assembly. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Ron Prosor, right, Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, listens to the speech by Mahmoud Abbas. HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images
Palestinian delegates are greeted by delegates from other member countries before the vote. STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian delegates celebrate after the General Assembly votes to approve the resolution. STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images
Palestinians celebrate in the West Bank city of Ramallah after hearing news of the successfully passed resolution at the General Assembly. ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images