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West Bank High Life - 05 Jul 2012
A Palestinian smokes a water pipe at a newly opened upscale Italian cafe in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 3, 2012. Past the Israeli sentry towers blackened by firebombs and the entrance to a refugee camp emblazoned with posters of rifle-clenching militants, downtown Ramallah sparkles.The scars of an intractable conflict and occupation melt away: cafes bustle with smartly-dressed patrons, water-pipe smoke perfumes the air and basslines from trendy clubs shake the night. Picture taken July 3, 2012. To match Feature PALESTINIANS-ECONOMY/ REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)