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Leaping into new career

Kevin Frayer, Associated Press

A police officer fires live rounds as a new Palestinian police graduate leaps through a flaming hoop during a graduation ceremony in Gaza City Saturday. Israeli media reported that at a Cabinet meeting Sunday, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said that Israel's threats to "remove" Yasser Arafat have been effective, leading Arafat to take steps against terrorism, a rare positive comment from Sharon about the Palestinian leader.