Photo Gallery: The Aftermath of World War I in the Middle East 01/31/2014
 The peace deals struck at the end of the war in the Middle East continue to...
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The peace deals struck at the end of the war in the Middle East continue to mark the region today. Britain and France sliced the area up into several smaller countries without regard to ethnic or confessional makeup. Conflicts since then have been numerous and bitter. Here, a 1948 photo shows a ceremony in Tel Aviv marking the official creation of the Israeli army during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.