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In pictures: Gaza border breach

A Palestinian man rides a camel he bought in Egypt along a section of the border wall between Gaza and Egypt (24 Jan 2008)

Palestinians continue to stream into Egypt from the Gaza Strip for a second day after militants blasted open the border in defiance of a blockade.

An Egyptian riot police officer stands guard as Palestinians walk and ride horse and donkey carts between Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, and Egypt (24 Jan 2008)

The Egyptian side of the border has become an open-air market as Palestinians stock up on food and fuel.

Palestinians carry a goat over a side wall crossing the Egyptian border back to Gaza on 24 Jan 2008

Gazans have been getting their hands on myriad items from soap powder and motorbikes to goats, fish and fuel sold by Egyptian traders.

Palestinian women carry gas canisters across a section of the destroyed border wall between Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, and Egypt (24 Jan 2008)

Supplies became increasingly scarce after Israel tightened its blockade around the Gaza Strip last week.

Palestinian children stand next to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Egypt as others cross behind on 24 Jan 2008

An estimated 50,000 Gazans have crossed the border to buy basics.

Egyptian riot police scuffle with Palestinians who crossed the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt in Rafah (24 Jan 2008)

Egypt has sent riot police to the area, but they are not trying to stem the traffic.

Palestinians walk past a destroyed section of the border wall between Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, and Egypt (24 Jan 2008)

It is expected that Egypt will soon try to reseal the border, however, to stem the flow from Gaza.





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