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Amid Protests, Spain Tries Banning Photos Of Police

As anti-austerity protests spread around the country, the Spanish government is drafting a law prohibiting citizens from taking photos and video of riot police on the job. Video already released on YouTube shows police firing rubber bullets into crowds and beating demonstrators. The proposed ban on citizen photography seems to have prompted even more people to join protests and take pictures, including 12 year old Paula Carrasco.
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Rebel Takeover Of Congo City Humiliates Government

In eastern Congo, the city of Goma was captured by rebel forces. But on the streets, life appears normal and people are not particularly fearful. Many say that the rebels have humiliated their national army and UN peacekeepers. Even some wounded government soldiers in the military hospital seem in a conciliatory mood.
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PLO Delegate: Israel Still Needs To Remove Blockade

Robert Siegel speaks with Maen Rashid Areikat, the chief of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) delegation in Washington, who is, in effect, the Palestinian ambassador to the United States. Ariekat says Israel and the United States wanted Egypt to be directly involved with the talks to bring about a cease fire over Gaza. He rejects suggestions that the PLO and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have been marginalized by Hamas and the events in Gaza. Areikat says the PLO is the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people and that Abbas will press ahead with a bid for recognition as a "non-member state" at the United Nations.
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What Gaza Says About Possible Iran-Israel Showdown

The Gaza conflict took the focus off a possible confrontation between Israel and Iran. Israel has threatened to strike Iran over its nuclear program. Some see the Gaza fighting as a trial run, and it has been closely watched for possible military lessons.
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Egypt's Evolving Role In Israel-Gaza Conflict

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the Egyptian president today. It's just one indication of the Egyptian government's influence in the eight-day conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with NPR's Cairo Bureau Chief Leila Fadel and Michael Wahid Hannah of the Century Foundation.

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