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A Palestinian man flashes the victory sign out of a bus window after he was released from an Israeli jail at the Erez crossing into the Gaza Strip December 27, 2004. Israel began the release of 159 Palestinian prisoners on Monday, many of them serving the final months of their sentences, in a gesture to the new Palestinian leadership after Yasser Arafat (news - web sites)'s death.

REUTERS/Gadi Kabalo