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A Palestinian artist paints his paintings using colored sand in glass tubes,near West Bank city of Jericho , on Oct. 11.2010 . Jericho is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, with evidence of settlement dating back to 9000 BC,it has a population of over 20,000 Palestinians. Situated well below sea level on an east-west route 16 kilometres (10 mi) north of the Dead Sea, Jericho is the lowest permanently inhabited site on earth . Photo by Eyad Jadallah