Palestinians watch the televised performance of Mohammed Assaf, 23, a Palestinian finalist 

Palestinians watch the televised performance of Mohammed Assaf, 23, a Palestinian finalist on the Arab Idol talent show, in Gaza City, Friday, June 21, 2013. Assaf, Gazan's powerful voice has propelled him to the final at the "Arab Idol" in a TV talent contest choosing a winner in Beirut on Saturday. He is the first Palestinian to qualify for "Arab Idol." (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
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Palestinians watch the televised performance of Mohammed Assaf, 23, a Palestinian finalist on the Arab Idol talent show, in Gaza City, Friday, June 21, 2013. Assaf, Gazan's powerful voice has propelled him to the final at the "Arab Idol" in a TV talent contest choosing a winner in Beirut on Saturday. He is the first Palestinian to qualify for "Arab Idol." (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
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