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A Palestinian book seller stands by his stall selling copies of the Koran as well as other books, in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on the second day of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on September 02, 2008. As most of the rest of the Islamic world welcomes Ramadan with festive treats and family get-togethers, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip wearily brace for another holiday under a crippling blockade. Israel has sealed off the impoverished territory from all but basic goods since the Islamist Hamas movement seized power in June 2007, and it is during the holidays that weary residents say they feel the sanctions the most. AFP PHOTO/ SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)