Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu greets Palestinian President Abbas in the Monroe Room of the State Department in Washington

 
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) greets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Monroe Room of the State Department in Washington September 2, 2010. Israeli and Palestinian leaders began direct peace negotiations on Thursday, sitting down for U.S.-brokered talks even as hard-liners on both sides vowed never to accept a deal. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)