Palestinians celebrate in Gaza City early on November 30 after the UN... News PhotoCelebration,Gaza City,Gaza Strip,Government,Horizontal,Looking,Palestinian,Politics,United Nations General Assembly,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPPalestinians celebrate in Gaza City early on November 30, 2012, after the UN General Assembly voted to upgrade them to a non-member state observer. The UN General Assembly on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to recognize Palestine as a non-member state, triggering scenes of joy on the streets of the Israeli-occupied West Bank. In a major defeat for the United States and Israel, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas won what he called a 'birth certificate' for a Palestinian state, with the backing of 138 countries in the 193 member assembly. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK BAZ (Photo credit should read PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images)