West Bank

Palestinian uses a slingshot to hurl a stone towards Israeli troops during clashes outside Israel's Ofer military prison near Ramallah

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A Palestinian uses a slingshot to hurl a stone towards Israeli troops during clashes at a protest calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, outside Israel’s Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday

   49th anniversary of the formation of the Fatah movement...epa04006024 Palestinians wave Palestinian flags during a rally to mark  the 49th anniversary of the formation of the Fatah movement in the West Bank City of  Nablus  , 02 January 2014.

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Palestinians wave flags during a rally to mark the 49th anniversary of the formation of the Fatah movement in the West Bank City of Nablus. Read more

A visitor places a burning candle in the Church of the Nativity, the site revered by Christians as Jesus' birthplace, ahead of Christmas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem December 23, 2013.

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A visitor places a candle in the Church of the Nativity, the site revered by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus, ahead of Christmas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Monday

A Palestinian boy dressed as Santa Claus holds a Palestinian flag as he stands in front of Israeli soldiers during a protest against the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of al-Masara near Bethlehem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad     REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.

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A Palestinian boy dressed as Santa Claus holds a Palestinian flag as he stands in front of Israeli soldiers during a protest against the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of al-Masara near Bethlehem. Read more

A priest walks near columns inside the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem...A priest walks near columns inside the Church of Nativity, revered as the site of Jesus' birth, ahead of Christmas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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A priest walks between columns inside the Church of Nativity, revered as the site of Jesus’s birth, ahead of Christmas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.

A Palestinian boys throws a snowball near Ibrahimi Mosque or the Tomb of the Patriarch, a religious site to both Muslims and Jew, in the West Bank town of Hebron as snow falls on December 12, 2013. A bruising winter storm brought severe weather to the Middle East, forcing the closure of roads and schools and blanketing much of the high altitude areas with snow and ice.

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A Palestinian boy plays near Ibrahimi Mosque or the Tomb of the Patriarch, a religious site to Muslims and Jews, in the West Bank town of Hebron

A Palestinian protester argues with Israeli soliders during a demonstration against Israeli settlers who set up tents at the main entrance of Tuqua village, near the West Bank village of Bethlehem, on November 22, 2013.

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A Palestinian protester and Israeli soldiers during a demonstration about Israeli settlers at the main entrance of Tuqua village, near the West Bank village of Bethlehem

A Palestinian youth uses a sling shot during clashes with Israeli security close to an army checkpoint in the center of the West Bank town of Hebron. Palestinian communities around the Israeli occupied West Bank are marking the ninth anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat who passed away in Paris on November 11, 2004 at 75 after falling sick a month earlier.

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A Palestinian youth uses a sling shot during clashes with Israeli security close to an army checkpoint in the center of the West Bank town of Hebron. Palestinian communities around the Israeli occupied West Bank are marking the ninth anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat who passed away in Paris in November, 2004 at 75 after falling sick a month earlier.

A Palestinian youth wearing a gas mask to protect against tear gas, lobs a stone during clashes with Israeli soldiers close to the Israeli Ofer military prison, near the West Bank village of Betunia

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A Palestinian youth wears a mask to protect against tear gas during clashes with Israeli soldiers close to Israel’s Ofer military prison, near the West Bank village of Betunia.

Mourners and family members weep during ...Mourners and family members weep during the funeral of 22-year-old, Ahmad Tazazaa, at the Qabatya village near the West Bank City of Jenin, on October 31, 2013. Israeli troops shot dead a 22-year-old Palestinian during a raid near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, Palestinian medics and security officials said.

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Mourners and family members weep during the funeral of 22-year-old, Ahmad Tazazaa, at the Qabatya village near the West Bank City of Jenin. Israeli troops shot dead a 22-year-old Palestinian during a raid near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, Palestinian medics and security officials said. Read more