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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, July 18, 2013. Abbas convened a special gathering of top Palestinian officials for what could be a make-or-break decision on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest efforts to relaunch peace talks with Israel. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)