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Palestinian women and children stage a candlelight protest against the continuing Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip on April 5, 2010 in Gaza City. Israel imposed strict closures on Gaza's borders after Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was captured by Palestinian militants and tightened them when Hamas seized power in June 2007, sealing the territory of 1.5 million people off from all but vital humanitarian aid. Arabic writing on placard reads: "Freedom for Gaza." Photo by Mohammed Asad