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Temporary cease-fire in Gaza

A temporary cease-fire in Gaza brings a brief quiet to hostilities and a chance for Palestinians to tend to their wounded and survey the massive damage caused by Israeli bombing Saturday July 26, 2014.

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A woman photographs the wreckage during a cease-fire in the Shijaiyah neighborhood of Gaza City, Gaza Strip, July 26, 2014. Families across the Gaza Strip emerged from shelters and returned to their homes during a 12-hour cease-fire on Saturday to survey the damage, as Secretary of State John Kerry met in Paris with diplomats to urge that the truce be extended for at least another 12 hours.

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Smoke rises from an explosion in Gaza, seen from the Israeli side of the Israel and Gaza border, July 26, 2014. Families across the Gaza Strip emerged from shelters and returned to their homes during a 12-hour cease-fire on Saturday to survey the damage, as Secretary of State John Kerry met in Paris with diplomats to urge that the truce be extended for at least another 12 hours.

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Palestinian paramedics inspect destruction reportedly left by shelling and airstrikes in the Shijaiyah neighborhood of Gaza City, Gaza Strip, July 26, 2014. A 12-hour cease-fire on Saturday gave Palestinians a chance to bury the dead and gather belongings for the conflict's next phase, and for Israelis to visit wounded soldiers.

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As her brother-in-law Mazen Keferna, background left, weeps, Palestinian Manal Keferna, 30, right, cries upon her return to the family house, destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday, and were met by large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets.

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Palestinians salvage usable things in their belongings found at their homes destroyed by Israel's recent strike, during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Gaza residents used a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Saturday to stock up on supplies and survey the devastation from nearly three weeks of fighting, as they braced for a resumption of Israel's war on Hamas amid stalled efforts to secure a longer truce.

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Palestinians carry belongings as they walk on the rubble of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday, and were met by large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets

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Palestinians stand near their home, reportedly destroyed by shelling and airstrikes, in Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, July 26, 2014. A 12-hour cease-fire on Saturday gave Palestinians a chance to bury the dead and gather belongings for the conflict's next phase, and for Israelis to visit wounded soldiers.

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A Palestinian family carries food and belongings as they walk past homes reportedly destroyed by shelling and airstrikes in Beit Hanoun, in the Gaza Strip, July 26, 2014. A 12-hour cease-fire on Saturday gave Palestinians a chance to bury the dead and gather belongings for the conflict's next phase, and for Israelis to visit wounded soldiers.

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An Israeli soldier carries his gear at a military staging area near the Israel and Gaza border, July 26, 2014. A 12-hour cease-fire on Saturday gave Palestinians a chance to bury the dead and gather belongings for the conflict's next phase, and for Israelis to visit wounded soldiers.

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Israeli soldiers embrace after returning from Gaza, at a military staging area near the Israel and Gaza border, July 26, 2014. A 12-hour cease-fire on Saturday gave Palestinians a chance to bury the dead and gather belongings for the conflict's next phase, and for Israelis to visit wounded soldiers.

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An Israeli soldier carries empty tank shells at a military staging area near the Israel and Gaza border, July 26, 2014. A 12-hour cease-fire on Saturday gave Palestinians a chance to bury the dead and gather belongings for the conflict's next phase, and for Israelis to visit wounded soldiers.

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Israeli army reservist Tom Ziv holds his 1-month-old baby Ilai, as his family visits him, near the Israel and Gaza border, July 26, 2014. A 12-hour cease-fire on Saturday gave Palestinians a chance to bury the dead and gather belongings for the conflict's next phase, and for Israelis to visit wounded soldiers.