Palestinian President Abbas waves during a rally marking the U.N. General Assembly's upgrading of the Palestinians' status, in Ramallah

 
Palestinian President Abbas waves during a rally marking the U.N. General Assembly
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (front row 2nd L) waves during a rally marking the U.N. General Assembly's upgrading of the Palestinians' status from "observer entity" to "non-member state", in the West Bank city of Ramallah December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad