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In pictures: Gaza conflict

Gazans shop at vegetable stall in Gaza City during the suspension of fighting on 8/1/09

An element of normality returns as Gazans shop for food during a three-hour lull in fighting on day 13 of Israel's offensive against militants.

Young boy sits on a suitcase at Erez crossing on 8/1/09

Some 250 people with foreign passports took the risky journey from Gaza City to the Erez border crossing with Israel in an attempt to flee the violence.

Destroyed building in Gaza City

Overnight, Gaza suffered its heaviest bombardment so far. This building in Gaza City, which Palestinians said was a mosque, was among targets destroyed.

Residents of Rafah leave the town

Residents of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip leave their homes after the Israeli army warns them to evacuate the area. Nearby tunnels under the border to Egypt are again hit by Israeli air strikes.

Badly-injured man is rushed for treatment after a missile strike in Beit Lahiya, Gaza, on 8/1/09

A severely-injured man is rushed for treatment after he is hit by an Israeli missile strike in Beit Lahiya, in northern Gaza.

A Palestinian woman flashes the "V" for victory sign at Israeli soldiers in Bilin village, West Bank on 8/1/09

Meanwhile in the West Bank, Palestinians clash with Israeli troops as they protest at the continuing offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli soldiers sleep on the Israeli-Gaza border on 8/1/09

Israeli soldiers try to get some sleep close to the Israeli-Gaza border as the ground and air offensive shows no sign yet of abating.

Damage to a kitchen in Nahariya from rocket fired from southern Lebanon

Rockets fired from Lebanon into the town of Nahariya in northern Israel have led to fears the Gaza conflict could escalate.

Italian peacekeepers with the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (Unifil) on patrol in southern Lebanon in area where rockets were launched on Israel

As the UN patrols the area of Lebanon from where the rockets were fired, international diplomats are still scrambling to find an end to the crisis.

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