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  2. An Iranian woman looks at a mural drawing of spearmen with bearing the faces of, from left: Iraq’s late president Saddam Hussein, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, a masked man, US President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Teheran. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged the Islamic world to arm Palestinians to allow them to counter what he called Israel’s ‘genocide’ in the Gaza Strip.
    Jul31 2014
    Behrouz Mehn/AFP

     
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  4. A South Korean student displays a message during a rally against the Israeli military operations in Gaza and the West Bank and wishes for peace near the Israeli Embassy in Seoul, South Korea
    Jul30 2014
    Lee Jin-man/AP

     
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  6. A demonstrator blocks a street with burning tires during a protest against fuel price hikes in Sanaa, Yemen.
    Jul30 2014
    Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

     
  7. Violence escalated overnight, as Israel renewed intense airstrikes on Gaza in response to barrages of Palestinian rockets after an attempted unofficial truce for the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday crumbled.
    Jul30 2014
    Mohammed Saber/EPA

     
  8. "The destruction of stones will not break our will and we will continue resistance until we gain freedom." said the top Hamas leader after Israel targeted his home in the Gaza Strip in some of the heaviest bombardments since the conflict began after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned his country that the mission would be longer and bloodier than previously thought, dashing hopes for a cease-fire despite intense international efforts.
    Israel hit a fuel tank at Gaza’s only electricity plant, forcing it to shut down The attack threatened to cut off power to the more than 1.8 million residents of Gaza, who were getting electricity only a few hours a day.
    Jul29 2014
    Reuters/BBC/Washington Post

     
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  10. Protesters react as they are hosed by a water cannon as Philippine President Benigno Aquino delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) during the joint session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon city, Metro Manila
    Jul28 2014
    Al Falcon/Reuters

     
  11. It has begun…