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Israeli border police officers stand in front Palestinian stone-throwers during clashes outside Ofer prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 18, 2011. The clashes erupted while Palestinians gathered to wait for the release of Palestinian prisoners. Israel plans to release 550 Palestinian prisoners on Sunday in the second stage of a deal with Hamas that brought home soldier Gilad Shalit after five years of captivity in the Gaza Strip. Photo by Issam Rimawi