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In pictures: Gaza casualties mount

Men carry a child from a school targeted in an Israeli air strike

At least 30 people, including children, were killed in an Israeli air strike on a United Nations-run school in the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian medical sources.

Palestinian families who fled their homes in Gaza take shelter at a UN-run school, 6 Jan 2009

Many Palestinian families across Gaza have fled their homes for UN-run schools and shelters, as Israel's military operation in Gaza reached its 11th day.

An Israeli attack helicopter launches a missile into the Gaza Strip on 6 January 2009

Israeli forces earlier refocused attacks in the Gaza Strip to include the southern town of Khan Younis.

A barrage of four Palestinian Qassam rockets leave smoke trails in the sky as they are fired by Hamas militants on 6 January 2009.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad said their fighters had engaged Israeli soldiers with machine-guns and rockets in Gaza City, where residents reported loud explosions and heavy gunfire.

Smoke rises from behind a mosque inside the Gaza Strip, 6 January

Plumes of smoke rose above the territory as Israeli infantry, supported by helicopters and tanks, clashed with Hamas militants.

An Israeli Army soldier takes cover as a mobile artillery piece fires towards targets in the southern Gaza Strip on 6 January, 2009

Four Israeli soldiers were killed by fire from one of their own tanks in northern Gaza early on Tuesday, while at least 70 Palestinians were reportedly killed.

Relatives of an Israeli soldier killed in the Gaza Strip mourn at his funeral in Jerusalem, 6 Jan 2009

Relatives of an Israeli soldier killed in the Gaza Strip on Monday mourned his loss at his funeral in Jerusalem.

Jews pray for the well-being of Israeli soldiers fighting in Gaza, at the Western Wall, Jerusalem, 6 Jan 2009

Elsewhere in Jerusalem, Israelis prayed for the well-being of troops fighting in Gaza.

Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah take part in a candlelit vigil, 6 Jan 2009

Later, Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah took part in a candlelit vigil in support of Gaza.

Syrian students burn a huge Israeli flag and a picture of Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak at a protest against Israel's Gaza offensive, 6 Jan 2009

Protests against Israel's military offensive continue in many countries around the world, including Syria, where images of Israeli leaders were burnt.

A relative of a Palestinian victim reacts at the Shifa hospital, Gaza City, on 5 January 2009

Palestinian medical officials say at least 110 people have died since the ground assault began on Saturday, while Israel says it has killed 130 Hamas fighters.

A Palestinian man holds his head in his hands at the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, 5 January 2009

Aid agencies in Gaza speak of appalling conditions for treating casualties of the continuing Israeli bombardments.



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