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Thousands of people flee the fighting in the Beit Hanoun area of north Gaza City where the Israeli military launched an offensive on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Israelis from the southern city of Sderot stand with an Israeli flag on a hill overlooking the Gaza Strip to watch the fighting between the Israeli army and Palestinian militants.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jack Guez / AFP/Getty Images

Palestinians inspect the debris of a destroyed house in the Al Sheikh Redwan area in the central Gaza City. One woman and other two people were killed after Israeli airstrikes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Saber / EPA

Family and friends of Maj. Tzafrir Bar-Or, 32, one of 13 Israeli soldiers who were killed in several separate incidents in Shijaiya on Sunday, mourn during his funeral at the military cemetery in Holon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Balilty / Associated Press

Peter Van Vilet, team leader of Holland's National Forensic Investigations Team, speaks to media after inspecting a refrigerated train carrying the bodies of passengers in Torez, Ukraine, nine miles from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press

Members of Ukraine's emergency services put on protective suits as they prepare to unload newly retrieved bodies from a refrigerated train in Torez, Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press

Worshippers line up to see the relic of Santo Toribio, beloved saint of immigrants, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles after a tri-diocese annual celebration in prayer for immigrants.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

People are baptized simultaneously during Northstar Church's annual baptism celebration at St. Andrews State Park in Panama City Beach, Fla.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Heather Leiphart / The Panama City News Herald

Flower-decorated boats float in Lake Constance during the "Mooser Wasserprozession" in Radolfzell, southern Germany. The procession remembers that the village of Moos was spared a cattle plague in 1796.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Seeger / Associated Press

A man looks at the sea before an annual memorial ceremony for the victims of Spain's Franco regime on San Simon Island. During the Spanish Civil War, San Simon Island was used as a concentration camp for prisoners.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Miguel Riopa / AFP/Getty Images

Ulrich Robeiri of France, right, competes against Kyoungdoo Park of South Korea during the men's epee final match at the 2014 World Fencing Championships in Kazan, Russia. Robeiri won the match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vasily Maxomov / AFP/Getty Images

A Hindu devotee takes a holy dip as she collects holy water from the Bagmati river during the Bol Bom pilgrimage outside Katmandu. Devotees walk miles barefooted before offering the water at the Pashupatinath lord Shiva temple in Katmandu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press

Security personnel tackle a Chinese fan who hugged NBA basketball star LeBron James during a Nike-sponsored event in Beijing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ng Han Guan / Associated Press

A Buddhist monk holding a Cambodian national flag shouts slogans while listening to speeches during a demonstration to demand an apology from Vietnamese Embassy First Counsellor Tran Van Thong, who recently said that the former Kampuchea Krom provinces were held by Vietnam before their occupation by France.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Omar Havana / Getty Images

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