Two Palestinian prisoners peek from a bus window before their release from Ofer Prison near the West Bank town of Ramallah. Israel says it will carry out its planned release of nearly 200 Palestinian prisoners as a gesture meant to bolster Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and improve the climate for peace talks. The release will take place hours before U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives on her latest peace mission to the region.
Ariel Schalit / Associated Press
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