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The Indo-Pak war ­surrender in 1971, a major national feat under Indira

The campaign launched US into an early offensive in the Pacific, preventing Japan from extending its defense to the south and threatening sea lanes connecting the US with Australia. Six months of grueling battle allowed the US to move across the South Pacific towards Philippines and Form0sa but Japan never regained the strategic initiative.

The ephemeral tactical victory proved to be strategic catastrophe for Japan after it struck at the US Pacific Fleet. The set of events in its wake brought into motion an expansion of the US naval fleet under its 1940 ‘Two Ocean Navy Act’ establishing its nautical primacy for the next seven decades and beyond.

The tsar’s Baltic fleet undertook a 20,000 mile voyage before it reached the Far East and was intercepted by Japanese Admiral Heihachiro Togo’s fleet between Japan and Korea, handing Asians their first meaningful victory over a imperial European power. The battle electrified Asia but also led to Taiwan and Korea’s annexation by imperial Japan.

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China’s Beiyang Fleet was met in battle at the Korean west coast by imperial Japan’s navy and defeated, overturning Asia’s Sinocentric order. Coming in the wake of a series of unequal treaties, Opium Wars and European occupation of its seaports, it hastened the collapse of China’s dynastic order and ushered in its century of humiliation.

This naval battle took place off the coast of Swally near Surat in Gujarat between the English East India Company and the Portuguese. The English victory in this relatively small naval battle became historically important, as it ended Portugal’s commercial monopoly and led to the beginning of the English East India Company and its presence in India.

This naval battle fought in the Arabian Sea and won by the Portuguese against a combined fleet of the Gujarat Sultan, Mamluk Burji of Egypt, Zamorin of Calicut and supported by the Ottomans, the Venice Republic and the Ragusa Republic was crucial for taking over the Indian Ocean trade route from the Arabs and the Venetian control.

Ex service people gather near War memorial India Gate, as they pay tribute to Kargil martyrs during Kargil War anniversary in New Delhi.

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Bangladeshi policemen escort Shamsul Haque, third from left, after he was sentenced to life until death for his alleged involvement in war crimes in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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People with their luggage gather outside the gate seeking shelter in the WFP compound in Juba. Heavy explosions are shaking South Sudan's capital Juba as clashes between government and opposition forces entered their fifth day, witnesses say, pushing the country back toward civil war.

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Visitors are reflected in the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, USA.

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Abandoned motorcycles at the British military base in Episkopi near the southern coastal city of Limassol in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. The cars were abandoned by Turkish Cypriot owners inside a British military base amid the confusion of a war 42 years ago that cleaved Cyprus along ethnic lines. Now base authorities are hoping to reawaken the interest of owners to reclaim these vehicles before their disposal starts next year.

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People stand around damages made by a Saudi-led airstrike on a bridge in Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen has been left fragmented by war pitting Shiite Houthi rebels and military units loyal to a former president against a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition supporting the internationally recognized government.

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Men inspect a house destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen.

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People inspect the site of a house damaged by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen. According to U.N. figures, the war in Yemen has killed at least 5,884 people since March 2015, when fighting escalated after the Saudi-led coalition began launching airstrikes targeting the Houthi rebels.

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Rolling Thunder A US army chopper flies over the bodies of Viet Cong guerrillas near Tan Phu village

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Afghan migrants arrive on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on an overcrowded dinghy.

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Apr 28, ’75 A north Vietnamese shell explodes on Newport bridge near Saigon, as soldiers and newsmen run for cover

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Citizens and rescue workers search for survivors amid the rubble of houses destroyed in a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen.

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Smoke rises after an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on an army base in Sanaa, Yemen. The impoverished country is torn between the Yemeni Shiite rebels, known as the Houthis, allied with army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and forces loyal to exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled to Saudi Arabia in March.

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President Pranab Mukherjee offers his tribute to deceased soldiers on occasion of 50th anniversary of India's win over Pakistan in the war of 1965, at the India Gate war memorial in New Delhi.

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Soldiers leave after a ceremony to honor soldiers killed in action on occasion of 50th anniversary of India's win over Pakistan in the war of 1965, at the India Gate war memorial in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee offers his tribute to deceased soldiers on occasion of 50th anniversary of India's win over Pakistan in the war of 1965, at the India Gate war memorial in New Delhi.

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People fight during a reenactment of the Battle of Agincourt, in Agincourt, northern France. The French are hosting a reenactment of the clash with England this weekend. More than 800 people in Medieval garb are gathering at the site to commemorate the battle, which was a turning point in the Hundred Years' War.

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In this photo, Israeli and Russian members of knight clubs, ride their horses on their way to the reenactment of the Battle of Hattin in Horns of Hattin, northern Israel. Replete with swords, shields and body armor, some 60 history buffs marched 27 kilometers (17 miles) this weekend while re-enacting the Battle of Hattin, one of the most significant battles of the Middle Ages.

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Iranian mourners gather in Tehran to attend a funeral service for 270 soldiers killed during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, in Tehran, Iran. Tens of thousands of Iranians attended a funeral service for recently-discovered bodies of hundreds of soldiers killed in a war against Iraq in the1980s.

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President Pierre Nkurunziza makes a brief statement at the presidential palace in Bujumbura, Burundi. This is the first time Nkurunziza has been seen in public since he returned to Burundi and the attempted coup against his government

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Indians exult over a captured Pakistani tank during the war

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After Maharajke Abandoned Pak tanks in Sialkot

Trilok Singh Kambodh, 85, Former vice-president, municipal committee, Khem Karan

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Laxmi Kanta Chawla, 72, BJP minister, Amritsar

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Tilak Raj Channana, 74, Sells animal fodder, Khem Karan

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Bachaan Kaur, 68, Farmer, Khem Karan

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Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto He wanted a war with India to win the war with Ayub Khan

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Indian troops scour the Kashmir countryside looking for enemy guerrillas, Sept 6, 1965

Two captured Pakistani army officers being brought to Delhi, Aug 12, 1965

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Indian troops in action in Punjab

In this file photo of Sept. 6, 1965, Indian soldiers are seen scattered in positions in a rocky field, somewhere in Kashmir, as the situation between India and Pakistan escalates.

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Downtown Srinagar seems unaffected as the war raged on all around, Sept 1, 1965

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Sept 16, ’65 Sialkot after the bombing

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Other side Women training in Dacca, E. Pakistan, 1965

Taking control Indian troops stream into a deserted Pakistani village near Sialkot

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Heavy metal Indian troops walk past the war dead and tanks abandoned by retreating Pakistani troops

A doll lies in the rubble of a house in the area where a battle took place involving the police and an armed group, in northern Macedonian town of Kumanovo.

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Yemeni men look through a hole in a building damaged by a recent Saudi-led airstrike which hit a site which many believe was a large weapons cache in Yemen's capital, Sanaa. With combatants fighting in neighborhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky,

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This photo posted by the anti-government activist website of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, shows Syrians walking in wreckage in front of a school that was attacked by an airstrike, in Ansari neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria. A Syrian government air raid struck near a school in an opposition-held neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo, killing several people, including children, activists said.

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Yemenis gather as they search for survivors in the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in a village near Sanaa, Yemen.

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Yemenis stand amid the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in a village near Sanaa, Yemen. Since their advance began last year, the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis have overrun Yemen's capital, Sanaa, and several provinces, forcing the country’s beleaguered President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to flee the country.

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A mural of children using an Israeli army watch tower as a swing ride, presumably painted by British street graffiti artist Banksy, is seen on a wall at main wall at the main road in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip.

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A Palestinian woman works with her children near a mural of a playful-looking kitten, presumably painted by British street graffiti artist Banksy, is seen on a wall of destroyed on last summer's Israel-Hamas war, in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip.

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Russia-backed rebels ride on a tank outside Luhansk, Ukraine. Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location.

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Artist perform during the 50th Anniversary of 1965 War Celebration, in New Delhi.

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Thick smoke and debris rise from an airstrike by the US-led coalition, as light from the explosion is seen, in Kobani, Syria while fighting continued between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, as seen from Mursitpinar on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters.

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Syrian Kurdish refugees who fled fighting in Kobani, Syria, go about at a refugee camp in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. The onslaught has forced more than 200,000 people to flee across the border into Turkey.

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U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon hugs a Palestinian who was wounded during the 50-day war with Israel that ended in August, in Gaza. The U.N. chief visited the Gaza Strip to give a push to international reconstruction efforts, saying the vast scenes of destruction wrought by the summer war were “beyond description.”

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Smoke rises near the main terminal of Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport during an artillery battle between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Donetsk airport is the focus of much of the fighting but has no immediate tactical significance for separatist forces who are devoid of any air power.

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Thick smoke, debris and fire rise following an airstrike by the US-led coalition in Kobani, Syria as fighting intensified between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, as seen from Mursitpinar on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters.

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’71 Bangla war crimes accused and Islamist preacher Delwar H. Sayidi, 74, gets reprieve—the SC reduces sentence to life in jail. ‘Lenient verdict’ leads to clashes; cops, secular protesters injured.

The body of Tatiana Medvedeva, killed in an attack on a bus, is seen covered by a jacket in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. The casualties come as Ukraine's parliament plans to review a bill that would give greater autonomy to the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, where fighting between separatists and Kiev's forces has claimed at least 3,000 civilian lives.

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In his addresse to the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House in Washington, Sept. 10, 2014, in a major reversal, USA President Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” militants in two volatile West Asian nations, authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq.

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Soldiers of Ukrainian army ride on a tank in the port city of Mariupol, southeastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian president declared a cease-fire to end nearly five months of fighting in the nation's east after his representatives reached a deal with the Russian-backed rebels at peace talks in Minsk.

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Unmarked military vehicles burning in country roads in the village of Berezove, eastern Ukraine.

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Pro-Russian rebels lead suppressive fire at the positions of Ukrainian army, during shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. A day ahead of a NATO summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued his own peace plan for eastern Ukraine, calling on the Russian-backed insurgents there to "stop advancing" and urging Ukraine to withdraw its troops from the region. Hours earlier, Ukraine had issued a vague statement about agreeing with Putin on cease-fire steps. The separatists rejected the move, saying no cease-fire was possible without a pullback by Ukraine, while Putin's spokesman claimed that Moscow could not agree to a cease-fire because it was not a party to the conflict.

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Balloons are released into the air during a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of China's victory over Japan at the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression

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A detainee held by Pro-Russian rebels lays bound meters away from a column of destroyed Ukranian military vehicles in the village of Novokaterynivka, eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian troops have over the past week suffered a string of major military losses in their offensive against Russian-backed separatist rebels, losing large swathes of territory and having hundreds of soldiers captured.

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A Pro-Russian rebel prepares arms for the the assault on the positions of Ukrainian army in Donetsk airport, eastern Ukraine.

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A school damaged by shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.

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Local residents stand near the building where they live after a shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Two columns of Russian tanks and military vehicles fired Grad missiles at a border post in southeastern Ukraine, then rolled into the country as Ukraine's over matched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.

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Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko makes a statement, at Boryspil airport in Kiev, Ukraine. Poroshenko canceled his visit to Turkey due to a "sharp escalation of the situation in the Donetsk region, particularly in Amvrosiivka and Starobeshevo, as Russian forces have entered Ukraine," he said in the statement.

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Palestinians with their belongings drive back to their homes in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood.

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Bidding goodbye to volunteers before they were sent to the eastern part of Ukraine to fight against pro-Russian separatists, in Kiev.

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Smoke rises from the rubble of the Al-Zafer apartment tower following Israeli airstrikes that collapsed the 12-story building, in Gaza City. The targeting of large buildings appears to be part of a new military tactic by Israel.

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Palestinian mourners carry the body of three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing, Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Raed Attar and Mohammed Barhoum, who were killed in early morning Israeli strikes, during their funeral in the Rafah refugee camp, Southern Gaza Strip.

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Palestinians move the wreckage of a vehicle following an Israeli airstrike off the main street in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip. At least two were killed in the car outside a grocery shop, and a few others were wounded by an Israel airstrike on a Gaza City street, according to the Palestine Red Crescent Society.

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A driver stands near trucks forming part of an aid convoy parked in a field about 28 kilometers (17 miles) from the Ukrainian border, near Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia. Hundreds of trucks in a Russian aid convoy are waiting near the Ukrainian border as complicated procedures drag on for allowing them into eastern Ukraine to help civilians suffering amid fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatists.

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A pro-Russian rebel stands at a block-post on the outskirts of Donetsk near a bullet riddled bus, eastern Ukraine.

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In this photo, Girls part of the Mobile Mini-Circus for Children showcase their skills during a parade in Qargha Lake, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. The Afghan children tumble, juggle, smile and laugh, as they perform a series of circus feats taught as a rare treat amid their country’s decades of war.

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A man runs out of the destroyed building after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Fighting raged in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk despite a request from the pro-Russian rebels there for a cease-fire to prevent a "humanitarian catastrophe."

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General view of damaged graves of a cemetery hit by an Israeli strike in Gaza City.

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Volunteers remove the last of the barricades and tent camps that had blocked the main street of Ukraine's capital since protests that forced a change of government arose late last year in Kiev.

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A rocket is fired from Gaza City towards Israel.

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Smoke rises over Gaza City after an Israeli strike.

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Combo image, From left Nuon Chea, who was the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader and Khieu Samphan, the Khmer Rouge's former head of state, sits in the court room of a U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Three and a half decades after the genocidal rule of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge ended, the tribunal sentenced Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, two top leaders of the former regime, to life in prison for crimes against humanity during the country's 1970s terror period that left close to 2 million people dead.

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A Pro-Russian rebel adjusts his weapon in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.

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Israeli soldiers, family and friends mourn over the grave of Sergeant Sagi Erez, an infantry soldier training to be a squad commander, during his funeral at the military cemetery in Haifa, northern Israel. Erez, 19, was killed Monday in combat after Gaza militants used a tunnel to sneak into Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel must be ready for a "prolonged" military operation in the Gaza Strip.

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Smoke and flames rise from the Gaza power plant after it was hit by Israeli strikes, in the Nusseirat Refugee Camp, central Gaza Strip. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. The plant’s shutdown was bound to lead to further serious disruptions of the flow of electricity and water to Gaza’s 1.7 million people.

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Israeli forces' flares light up the night sky of Gaza City on early. A truce between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza remained elusive as diplomats sought to end the fighting at the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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A North Korean couple is silhouetted against a fireworks explosion in central Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans gathered at Kim Il Sung Square to watch a fireworks display as part of celebrations for the 61st anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.

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An Israeli tank fires towards Gaza, near the Israel and Gaza border in the morning. Hamas on Sunday agreed to observe a 24-hour truce in Gaza after initially rejecting a similar Israeli offer, as fighting resumed and the two sides wrangled over the terms of a lull that international diplomats had hoped could be expanded into a more sustainable truce. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the truce would go into effect at 2 p.m. (1100 GMT) Sunday. But shortly after the truce was to have started warning sirens wailed in southern Israel and the military said three rockets landed in the area, without causing casualties or damage.

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An Israeli soldier from an artillery battery plays guitar while taking a break near the Israel and Gaza border. Hamas on Sunday agreed to observe a 24-hour truce in Gaza after initially rejecting a similar Israeli offer, as fighting resumed and the two sides wrangled over the terms of a lull that international diplomats had hoped could be expanded into a more sustainable truce. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said the truce would go into effect at 2 p.m. (1100 GMT) Sunday. But shortly after the truce was to have started warning sirens wailed in southern Israel and the military said three rockets landed in the area, without causing casualties or damage.

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Police officers separate Israeli supporters, left, and Palestinian supporters in Toronto during rallies over the war between Israel and Hamas members in the Gaza Strip.

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Israeli soldiers shoot tear gas towards Palestinian protesters against the Israeli military action in Gaza, during a demonstration at Hawara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus. The 16-day conflict has claimed the lives of hundreds of Palestinians, most of them civilians, Palestinian health officials say. Israel has lost dozens of soldiers, all since July 17, when it widened its air campaign into a full-scale ground operation it says is aimed at halting rocket fire from Gaza and destroying a sophisticated network of cross-border tunnels.

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A Palestinian child, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, cries at the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya. Israeli tank shells hit the compound, killing more than a dozen people and wounding dozens more who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside.Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the dead and injured in the school compound were among hundreds of people seeking shelter from heavy fighting in the area.

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An Israeli soldier carries a tank shell near the Israel and Gaza border. Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade in the face of U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire.

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Pro-Palestinian demonstrators hold banners and shout slogans, in Paris, France during a demonstration to protest against the Israeli army's shelling in the Gaza strip. Protesters marched through Paris against the Israel-Gaza war, under the watch of hundreds of police in an authorized demonstration days after two banned protests degenerated into urban violence.

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Fire and smoke rises from burning buildings hit by an Israeli air strike in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip. Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the U.S. secretary of state reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in the conflict that has so far killed hundreds of Palestinians and tens of Israelis.

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Smoke and debris from an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of locations along the coastal area and diplomatic efforts intensified to end the two-week war.

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An injured boy sits on a bed following an attack, at a hospital in Ghazni city, Afghanistan. Two women and a policeman were killed, while two policemen and six civilians, including three children, were wounded. The number of Afghan civilians, including children, killed in violence rose by nearly 17 percent in the first half of this year, compared with the same period in 2013 as the fight is increasingly taking place closer to homes in populated areas, said the U.N.

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