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Some of the Best (and Oddest) Photos of 2012

A Buried Conflict

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A Buried Conflict

A Palestinian girl plays on a beach in Gaza City on a summer's day Aug. 26.

The quest and debate for Palestinian statehood once again drew worldwide attention, particularly after an eight-day missile confrontation broke out between Israeli forces and militants in Gaza.

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