U.N. vote on Palestinian status

Palestinians celebrate the U.N. vote to upgrade their territory's status, conferring de facto recognition of Palestine statehood. The 138-9 vote, with 41 abstentions, was seen as a rebuke of U.S. policy in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

( Atef Safadi / European Pressphoto Agency / November 30, 2012 )

Palestinians celebrate the U.N. vote to upgrade their territory's status, conferring de facto recognition of Palestine statehood. The 138-9 vote, with 41 abstentions, was seen as a rebuke of U.S. policy in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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