Palestinians welcome Abbas back after UN bid
RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories - Agence France-Press
Palestinians celebrate in the West Bank city of Ramallah on November 29, 2012 after the General Assembly voted to recognise Palestine as a non-member state. AFP photoCheering crowds welcomed Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas back to the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday, after his successful bid for upgraded UN status.
Abbas walked from his car along a red carpet, greeting dignitaries at the presidential headquarters known as the Muqataa. Inside the compound, thousands of Palestinians waited for the president, who was expected to deliver an address.
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