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UN Votes On Non-Member Observer Status For Palestine

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice explains the U.S. position opposing a resolution on Palestinians at a meeting of the General Assembly on November 29, 2012 in New York City. The United States, Israel, Canada and a handful of others voted against today's historic resolution granting non-member observer status to Palestinians. The resolution was approved by the 193-member body by a vote of 138-9, with 41 abstentions. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Palestinians celebrate U.N. resolution

Palestinians erupted in cheers, set off fireworks and chanted "God is great" after the United Nations endorsed an independent state of Palestine, giving sweeping international backing to their demands for sovereignty.