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Palestinians commemorate deceased leader Arafat

2009-11-11 03:22:20 GMT2009-11-11 11:22:20 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Palestinian kids hold flags and candles during a candle-lighting ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's death in the West Bank town Qalqilya, Nov. 10, 2009. Yasser Arafat passed away in Paris on Nov. 11, 2004. (Xinhua/Mahmoud Shanty)

A Palestinian woman helps her son light candles at the grave of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat during a vigil marking the fifth anniversary of Arafat's death in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Nov. 10, 2009.(Xinhua/Yang Yuanyuan)

A Palestinian girl holds a candle at the grave of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat during a vigil marking the fifth anniversary of Arafat's death in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Nov. 10, 2009.(Xinhua/Yang Yuanyuan)

Candles flare at the grave of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat during a vigil marking the fifth anniversary of his death in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Nov. 10, 2009. Yasser Arafat passed away in Paris on Nov. 11, 2004. (Xinhua/Hua Chunyu)

Fatah officials take part in a candle-lighting ceremony to mark the 5th anniversary of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat' death in an office in southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on Nov. 10, 2009, a move to defy Hamas's ban on marking the death anniversary of Arafat in Gaza Strip. The event used to be a mass gathering in the Palestinian territories, but Hamas, which seized control of Gaza in 2007, has banned public activities on this occasion for two years. (Xinhua/Khaled Omar)

Palestinian kids hold flags and candles during a candle-lighting ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's death in the West Bank town Qalqilya, Nov. 10, 2009. Yasser Arafat passed away in Paris on Nov. 11, 2004.

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