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In pictures: Inching into Gaza

Smoke rises following an explosion caused by Israeli military operations in Gaza city

With the Israeli campaign in Gaza in its 19th day, the Palestinian death toll was reported to pass 1,000.

An injured Palestinian man near a damaged building in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City

Gaza's Health Ministry says 1,010 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting, including some 400 women and children.

a rocket being launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel

Hamas fired more rockets into southern Israel, causing no casualties. But Israel says 10 soldiers and three civilians have been killed by Hamas rockets in the past few weeks.

An explosion from an Israeli airstrike on the outskirts of Gaza City

The Israeli military says its aircraft bombed 35 arms-smuggling tunnels under the Gaza Strip's border with Egypt. The tunnels also provide a lifeline for Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Palestinians inspect the damage at a building following an Israeli military operations in Gaza City

In the besieged city of Gaza, the Israeli military also says it struck Hamas police headquarters, weapons storage facilities, a cemetery, and eight squads of gunmen.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, right, meets with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt

In Cairo, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon renewed his call for "an immediate and durable ceasefire" between Israel and Hamas.

Lebanese soldiers next to a rocket which fell short in southern Lebanon, several kilometres north of the Israeli border

Meanwhile, rockets were fired from Lebanon into northern Israel for a second time in less than a week, but no one was hurt. Israel responded with artillery shelling.

An Israeli soldier on an armored vehicle on the Israel-Gaza border

With Israeli troops edging closer into Gaza City, aid agencies expressed growing concern about the plight of children trapped there with dwindling food, water and power supplies.

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