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A Palestinian youth reads Muslim holy book Koran inside the damaged De al-Noreen mosque near the border between Egypt and the southern Gaza strip in the Rafah camp, August 31, 2005. Egypt's intelligence chief met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and militant factions on Monday in a bid to coordinate security and border issues ahead of Israel's planned troop pullout from the occupied Gaza Strip. Israel has evacuated 8,500 Jewish settlers from the Strip and says it expects to withdraw its troops from the area by mid-September to end a 38-year-old military presence.

REUTERS/Suhaib Salem