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A Palestinian man carrying his son on his shoulders wave his national... News PhotoAdult,Carrying,Celebration,Gaza City,Gaza Strip,Government,Looking,Males,Men,National Flag,Palestinian,Politics,Son,United Nations General Assembly,Vertical,WavingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA Palestinian man carrying his son on his shoulders wave his national flag as he celebrates in Gaza City early on November 30, 2012, after the UN General Assembly voted to upgrade them to a non-member state observer. The UN General Assembly on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to recognize Palestine as a non-member state, triggering scenes of joy on the streets of the Israeli-occupied West Bank. In a major defeat for the United States and Israel, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas won what he called a 'birth certificate' for a Palestinian state, with the backing of 138 countries in the 193 member assembly. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK BAZ (Photo credit should read PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images)