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Egypt re-opens Gaza border crossing

Egypt decided to reopen the Rafah border crossing with Gaza it had mostly kept closed since a deadly attack in Sinai killed 16 Egyptian soldiers

Egypt re-opens Gaza border crossing
An Egyptian soldier gestures as a vehicle carrying Palestinian travellers crosses the Rafah border crossing between the southern Gaza Strip and Egypt on August 26, 2012. Egypt decided to reopen the Rafah border crossing with Gaza it had mostly kept closed since a deadly attack in Sinai killed 16 Egyptian soldiers on August 5, the official MENA news agency reported. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt re-opens Gaza border crossing
Palestinians wait in a hall at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip before travelling to Egypt on August 26, 2012. Egypt decided to reopen the Rafah border crossing with Gaza it had mostly kept closed since a deadly attack in Sinai killed 16 Egyptian soldiers on August 5, the official MENA news agency reported. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt re-opens Gaza border crossing
Palestinians coming from Egypt arrive to the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing on August 26, 2012. Egypt decided to reopen the Rafah border crossing with Gaza it had mostly kept closed since a deadly attack in Sinai killed 16 Egyptian soldiers on August 5, the official MENA news agency reported. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt re-opens Gaza border crossing
An Egyptian soldier stands guard at the Rafah border crossing between the southern Gaza Strip and Egypt on August 26, 2012. Egypt decided to reopen the Rafah border crossing with Gaza it had mostly kept closed since a deadly attack in Sinai killed 16 Egyptian soldiers on August 5, the official MENA news agency reported. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt re-opens Gaza border crossing
A Palestinian Hamas policeman checks the passports of Palestinian women travelling to Egypt from the Rafah border crossing on August 26, 2012. Egypt decided to reopen the Rafah border crossing with Gaza it had mostly kept closed since a deadly attack in Sinai killed 16 Egyptian soldiers on August 5, the official MENA news agency reported. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt re-opens Gaza border crossing
Egyptian soldiers stand guard as an ambulance makes its way into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing between the southern Gaza Strip and Egypt on August 26, 2012. Egypt decided to reopen the Rafah border crossing with Gaza it had mostly kept closed since a deadly attack in Sinai killed 16 Egyptian soldiers on August 5, the official MENA news agency reported. (AFP/Getty Images)
Egypt re-opens Gaza border crossing
A Palestinian woman arrives to the southern Gaza Strip from Egypt through the Rafah border crossing on August 26, 2012. Egypt decided to reopen the Rafah border crossing with Gaza it had mostly kept closed since a deadly attack in Sinai killed 16 Egyptian soldiers on August 5, the official MENA news agency reported. (AFP/Getty Images)