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Photo journal: Arafat's farewell
Checkpoint

Ramallah is a city encircled by Israeli forces. Kalandia checkpoint at its southern tip is where Israel controls all Palestinian access to and from Jerusalem. Part of Israel's West Bank barrier comes to an end here a security measure to Israel, but a way to annex more land in Palestinian eyes.

Traffic was brisk with the expectation that the Israelis would close routes throughout the West Bank when Mr Arafat finally died.

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