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Peres' Last Day as President - 25 Jul 2014
Israel's elder statesman Shimon Peres bowed out of active political life with an ardent defense of the war in Gaza against Hamas militants and a defiant prediction that peace will "one day" come to the Middle East.

Peres, 90, relinquished his largely ceremonial post as Israeli president to Reuven Rivlin, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party.

Israeli heads of state are not directly involved in political decision-making, but Peres, a Nobel Peace Laureate, has used the presidency over the last seven years as a pulpit for advocating peace with the Palestinians, often taking a more conciliatory stance than right-winger Netanyahu.
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July 24, 2014
Israel's President Shimon Peres (L) kisses the presidential residence's director-general Efrat Duvdevani...
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Israel's President Peres kisses the presidential residence's director-general Duvdevani at the residence...
Israel's President Shimon Peres (L) kisses the presidential residence's director-general Efrat Duvdevani at the residence in Jerusalem, on his last day in office, July 24, 2014. Israel's elder statesman Peres, 90, bowed out of active political life on Thursday with an ardent defence of the war in Gaza against Hamas militants and a defiant prediction that peace will "one day" come to the Middle East. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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July 24, 2014
Israel's President Shimon Peres (C) looks at a book with pictures from his years in office, at the presidential...
Jerusalem, Israel
Israel's President Peres looks at a book with pictures from his years in office, at the presidential...
Israel's President Shimon Peres (C) looks at a book with pictures from his years in office, at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last day in office, July 24, 2014. Israel's elder statesman Peres, 90, bowed out of active political life on Thursday with an ardent defence of the war in Gaza against Hamas militants and a defiant prediction that peace will "one day" come to the Middle East. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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July 24, 2014
Israel's President Shimon Peres goes over his speech for the swearing-in ceremony of the new President,...
Jerusalem, Israel
Israel's President Peres goes over his speech at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last...
Israel's President Shimon Peres goes over his speech for the swearing-in ceremony of the new President, in his bureau at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last day in office, July 24, 2014. Israel's elder statesman Peres, 90, bowed out of active political life on Thursday with an ardent defence of the war in Gaza against Hamas militants and a defiant prediction that peace will "one day" come to the Middle East. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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July 24, 2014
Israel's President Shimon Peres walks to his bureau at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his...
Jerusalem, Israel
Israel's President Shimon Peres walks to his bureau at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his...
Israel's President Shimon Peres walks to his bureau at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last day in office, July 24, 2014. Israel's elder statesman Peres, 90, bowed out of active political life on Thursday with an ardent defence of the war in Gaza against Hamas militants and a defiant prediction that peace will "one day" come to the Middle East. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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July 24, 2014
Israel's President Shimon Peres goes over his speech for the swearing-in ceremony of the new President,...
Jerusalem, Israel
Israel's President Peres goes over his speech at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last...
Israel's President Shimon Peres goes over his speech for the swearing-in ceremony of the new President, in his bureau at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last day in office, July 24, 2014. Israel's elder statesman Peres, 90, bowed out of active political life on Thursday with an ardent defence of the war in Gaza against Hamas militants and a defiant prediction that peace will "one day" come to the Middle East. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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July 24, 2014
Israel's President Shimon Peres (R) sits with his military secretary Hason Hason during a briefing in...
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Israel's President Peres sits with his military secretary Hason during a briefing at the presidential...
Israel's President Shimon Peres (R) sits with his military secretary Hason Hason during a briefing in his bureau at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last day in office, July 24, 2014. Israel's elder statesman Peres, 90, bowed out of active political life on Thursday with an ardent defence of the war in Gaza against Hamas militants and a defiant prediction that peace will "one day" come to the Middle East. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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July 24, 2014
Israel's President Shimon Peres reads a newspaper in his private chamber at the presidential residence...
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Israel's President Peres reads a newspaper at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last day...
Israel's President Shimon Peres reads a newspaper in his private chamber at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last day in office, July 24, 2014. Israel's elder statesman Peres, 90, bowed out of active political life on Thursday with an ardent defence of the war in Gaza against Hamas militants and a defiant prediction that peace will "one day" come to the Middle East. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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July 24, 2014
Israel's President Shimon Peres goes over his speech for the swearing-in ceremony of the new President,...
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Israel's President Peres goes over his speech at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last...
Israel's President Shimon Peres goes over his speech for the swearing-in ceremony of the new President, in his bureau at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last day in office, July 24, 2014. Israel's elder statesman Peres, 90, bowed out of active political life on Thursday with an ardent defence of the war in Gaza against Hamas militants and a defiant prediction that peace will "one day" come to the Middle East. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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July 24, 2014
Israel's President Shimon Peres goes over his speech for the swearing-in ceremony of the new President,...
Jerusalem, Israel
Israel's President Peres goes over his speech at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last...
Israel's President Shimon Peres goes over his speech for the swearing-in ceremony of the new President, in his bureau at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last day in office, July 24, 2014.Israel's elder statesman Peres, 90, bowed out of active political life on Thursday with an ardent defence of the war in Gaza against Hamas militants and a defiant prediction that peace will "one day" come to the Middle East. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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July 24, 2014
Israel's President Shimon Peres (L) speaks with his senior media adviser Ayelet Frisch in his bureau...
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Israel's President Peres speaks with senior media adviser Frisch at the presidential residence in Jerusalem,...
Israel's President Shimon Peres (L) speaks with his senior media adviser Ayelet Frisch in his bureau at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last day in office, July 24, 2014. Israel's elder statesman Peres, 90, bowed out of active political life on Thursday with an ardent defence of the war in Gaza against Hamas militants and a defiant prediction that peace will "one day" come to the Middle East. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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July 24, 2014
Israel's President Shimon Peres goes over his speech for the swearing-in ceremony of the new President,...
Jerusalem, Israel
Israel's President Peres goes over his speech at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last...
Israel's President Shimon Peres goes over his speech for the swearing-in ceremony of the new President, in his bureau at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last day in office, July 24, 2014. Israel's elder statesman Peres, 90, bowed out of active political life on Thursday with an ardent defence of the war in Gaza against Hamas militants and a defiant prediction that peace will "one day" come to the Middle East. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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July 24, 2014
Israel's President Shimon Peres (L) walks to his bureau at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on...
Jerusalem, Israel
Israel's President Shimon Peres walks to his bureau at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his...
Israel's President Shimon Peres (L) walks to his bureau at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last day in office, July 24, 2014. Israel's elder statesman Peres, 90, bowed out of active political life on Thursday with an ardent defence of the war in Gaza against Hamas militants and a defiant prediction that peace will "one day" come to the Middle East. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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July 24, 2014
Israel's President Shimon Peres goes over his speech for the swearing-in ceremony of the new President,...
Jerusalem, Israel
Israel's President Peres goes over his speech at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last...
Israel's President Shimon Peres goes over his speech for the swearing-in ceremony of the new President, in his bureau at the presidential residence in Jerusalem, on his last day in office, July 24, 2014. Israel's elder statesman Peres, 90, bowed out of active political life on Thursday with an ardent defence of the war in Gaza against Hamas militants and a defiant prediction that peace will "one day" come to the Middle East. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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