Palestinian youth waves a flag in front of Israeli soldiers during a demonstration near Bethlehem

 
Palestinian youth waves a flag in front of Israeli soldiers during a demonstration near Bethlehem
A Palestinian youth (C) waves a flag in front of Israeli soldiers during a demonstration in the West Bank village of al-Masara near Bethlehem, marking the recognition of a sovereign Palestinian state by the United Nations November 30, 2012. The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly on November 29 overwhelmingly approved the de facto recognition of the sovereign state of Palestine after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the world body to issue its long overdue "birth certificate." REUTERS/Ammar Awad