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Newly released Palestinian prisoner Issam Shawish (R) waves flags as he is carried by greeters in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras al-Amud October 18, 2011. Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and hundreds of Palestinians crossed Israel's borders in opposite directions on Tuesday as a thousand-for-one prisoner exchange brought joy to families but did little to ease decades of conflict. Photo by Mahfouz Abu Turk