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11/29/2012 05:11 pm ET | Updated Nov 30, 2012

Palestinian UN Recognition Vote Passes By Majority

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has voted by a more than two-thirds majority to recognize the state of Palestine.

The resolution upgrading the Palestinians' status to a nonmember observer state at the United Nations was approved by the 193-member world body late Thursday by a vote of 138-9 with 41 abstentions.

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