Representatives of more than 50 countries and world organizations gathered this week at a U.S.-sponsored conference in Annapolis, Md., to renew efforts to achieve peace in the Mideast. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas pledged to try to forge a peace treaty by the end of 2008 that would create a Palestinian state. Here, a Palestinian walks through a tunnel under the controversial Israeli barrier near Al Ram on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Thursday.
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