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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends a rally by local school children supporting the Palestinian bid to join the United Nations in the West Bank city of Ramallah October 1, 2011. A U.N. Security Council panel on admitting new members to the United Nations met on Friday for the first time on the Palestinian bid to join the world body as Palestinians lobbied council members for support. Photo by Issam Rimawi