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In pictures: Israeli strikes on Gaza

Smoke billows from inside the northern Gaza Strip during an Israeli air raid

Smoke billowed from buildings in Gaza, as Israel continued air strikes for a third day (Warning: Upcoming pictures may cause discomfort to some viewers).

Palestinians recover belongings and food from their destroyed house in Gaza's Jabalia refugee camp

The latest raids began days after a six-month ceasefire lapsed, resulting in some of the deadliest violence in the troubled territory in decades.

A Palestinian man looks at wreckage of the governor's house in Gaza City, 29 December 2008

Israel has hit targets in all Gaza's main towns, including Gaza City in the north, where damage is seen above, and the southern towns of Khan Younis and Rafah.

A Palestinian man looks at damage to the Islamic University, Gaza, 29 December 2008

Part of the Islamic University - a support base for the Islamist group Hamas that controls Gaza - was destroyed.

Relatives mourn over the bodies of three Palestinian boys in Rafah

Hamas says 300 Palestinians have died since Saturday, while the United Nations says 56 civilians are dead.

Israeli policemen help an Israeli woman in shock in Sderot

Meanwhile, in Israel, a second person was killed by militant rockets and dozens of others needed treatment for shock.

Israeli soldiers board a tank before heading out on patrol, 29 December 2008

Israel has called up 6,500 army reservists amid speculation that it may launch a ground offensive.

Israeli armoured personnel carriers assembled near Israel's border with Gaza, 29 December 2008

Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni said Israel was determined to "change realities" in Gaza.



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