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Tuesday 23 September 2014

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A Palestinian boy sits on a sofa outside his family's house, which witnesses said was damaged in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City. Hamas claimed responsibility on Saturday for a deadly Gaza Strip ambush in which an Israeli army officer may have been captured, but said the incident likely preceded and therefore had not violated a U.S.- and U.N.-sponsored truce. Palestinian officials say 1,650 Gazans, most of them civilians, have been killed, including a muezzin who died in an Israeli strike on a northern mosque on Saturday.
A Palestinian boy sits on a sofa outside his family's house, which witnesses said was damaged in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City. Hamas claimed responsibility on Saturday for a deadly Gaza Strip ambush in which an Israeli army officer may have been captured, but said the incident likely preceded and therefore had not violated a U.S.- and U.N.-sponsored truce. Palestinian officials say 1,650 Gazans, most of them civilians, have been killed, including a muezzin who died in an Israeli strike on a northern mosque on Saturday.
A devotee hangs a wooden pole with hooks attached to his back and legs during the annual Chariot festival of the Sri Mayurapathy Paththirakaali temple in Colombo. The chariot procession starts at the temple and is brought through streets as Hindu devotees follow behind, performing acts of penance or thanksgiving such as piercing hooks through their skin, in order to fulfill their vows to the Hindu gods.
A devotee hangs a wooden pole with hooks attached to his back and legs during the annual Chariot festival of the Sri Mayurapathy Paththirakaali temple in Colombo. The chariot procession starts at the temple and is brought through streets as Hindu devotees follow behind, performing acts of penance or thanksgiving such as piercing hooks through their skin, in order to fulfill their vows to the Hindu gods.
Palestinians look through a hospital gate at wounded and dead bodies following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Israel signaled it was winding up the 25-day-old Gaza war unilaterally, saying on Saturday it would not attend Egyptian-hosted negotiations for a new truce and giving Palestinians who had fled fighting in one northern town the all-clear to return. But shelling exchanges continued, with Palestinian officials saying Gaza's mostly civilian death toll rose to 1,665 and Israel saying its Iron Dome interceptor shot down rockets launched at the cities of Tel Aviv and Beersheba. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)
Palestinians look through a hospital gate at wounded and dead bodies following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Israel signaled it was winding up the 25-day-old Gaza war unilaterally, saying on Saturday it would not attend Egyptian-hosted negotiations for a new truce and giving Palestinians who had fled fighting in one northern town the all-clear to return. But shelling exchanges continued, with Palestinian officials saying Gaza's mostly civilian death toll rose to 1,665 and Israel saying its Iron Dome interceptor shot down rockets launched at the cities of Tel Aviv and Beersheba. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)
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