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An Israeli policeman checks the documents of a Palestinian muslim as others block Palestinians from praying in the city's Al-Aqsa mosque, in the Ras Al-Amud neighborhood of East Jerusalem on Spe. 26, 2014. Israeli police stepped up security around the mosque, deploying 2,000 troops in Jerusalem and erected roadblocks at entrances to Jerusalem's Old City to prevent possible clashes. Photo by Ameer Abed Rabbo