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A Palestinian woman looks on as she stands at a United Nations-run school sheltering Palestinians displaced by an Israeli ground offensive, that witnesses said was hit by Israeli shelling, in Jebalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.


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A displaced Palestinian child waves to a friend from inside a damaged classroom at the Abu Hussein U.N. school, in Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, hit by an Israeli strike earlier.

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Relatives mourn for victims reportedly killed at market in Gaza City, Gaza Strip. Palestinian officials said that at least 20 people were killed when a school that was sheltering Palestinians fleeing attacks in other parts of Gaza was struck on Wednesday at the Jabaliya refugee camp. What appeared to be four Israeli artillery shells hit the compound.


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Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City. Israeli aircraft struck dozens of Gaza sites on Wednesday, including five mosques it said were being used by militants, while several other areas came under tank fire.

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A farmer carries paddy for transplantation on the outskirts of Gauhati, India. Paddy transplantation has been delayed this year in Assam state due to insufficient rainfall.

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Fire and smoke engulf part of the pier in Eastbourne, southern. A Victorian-era seaside pier at Eastbourne on Britain's south coast was badly damaged when fire broke out in an amusement arcade on Wednesday.


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Chincoteague Ponies make the 89th annual swim across Assateague Channel to Chincoteague, Va. A portion of the wild pony herd will be auctioned on Thursday to benefit the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, which owns and maintains the herd.

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Canada's Arjun Gill celebrates with a back flip after winning gold in the freestyle 97 kg wrestling during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Canada competes in the Women's Heptathlon Javelin Throw at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.


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Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Canada reacts after winning gold in the heptathlon at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.


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Canada's Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion compete in the women's synchronised 10-metre platform event at Royal Commonwealth Pool in Commonwealth Games action in Edinburgh, Scotland. Canada won gold.


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A miner with a donkey makes his way through the low and narrow tunnel leading out of a coal mine in Choa Saidan Shah in Punjab province. Workers at this mine in Choa Saidan Shah dig coal with pick axes, break it up and load it onto donkeys to be transported to the surface.


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Girls walk past rubble on their way to ride swings during Eid al-Fitr, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.


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