A Palestinian boy stands outside a mosque, that was damaged by Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, on a winter day in Beit Hanoun town, northern Gaza Strip
Palestinians inspect damages of a mosque following an attack in the West Bank village of Mughayer, north of Ramallah on Wednesday
A local resident walks in front of his damaged house after the recent shelling in Donetsk on Wednesday
An engine from a Grad missile system found after shelling, stands near a damaged shop not far from Donetsk airport in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine
A woman passes a building damaged by shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine
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A Pakistani woman gestures beneath the shell-damaged roof of her house, allegedly fired by Indian troops, at the Dhamala border village near the eastern city of Sialkot in Punjab province on Wednesday
Residents inspect a damaged site after what activists say were four air strikes by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Douma, eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus
A man who left his burned flat stands in front of a building destroyed by shelling this morning in the Kievsky district near the international airport on Wednesday in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine
A woman reacts with tears after shelling in the town of Yasynuvata near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, Ukraine
Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, on Friday. The explosion, caused by a gas leak, killed 22 people, injured 270 and sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air
A woman walks out of a damaged multi-storey block of flats carrying her belongings following recent shelling by Ukrainian forces in central Donetsk on Tuesday
A boy sits on a sofa along a street in the Al-Fardous neighbourhood of Aleppo
A Palestinian boy inspects the remains of a car hit by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Monday. Israel kept up its punishing raids on the area but held off from a threatened ground incursion as the world intensified efforts to broker a truce.
An Israeli man inspects the damage to a house following a rocket attack by militants from the Gaza Strip on the southern Israeli town of Sderot on Thursday. Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza and militants hit back with 15 rockets, further hiking tensions after a day of violence triggered by the suspected revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager
A man holds a boy who survived what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, in the al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo
A woman carries bags in a destroyed neighbourhood of the Old City of Homs, some 162km north of the capital Damascus. Syrians have been streaming back into the ruins of the Old City of Homs since opposition forces pulled out
A Buddhist monk walks in front of a Buddha statue damaged in the earthquake at the Udomwaree temple in Chiang Rai, in northern Thailand on Tuesday.
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Philip Triplett recovers an American flag from the destroyed home of a family friend after it was hit by a tornado in Louisville, Mississippi. A string of deadly tornadoes tore through the region beginning on Monday, leaving more than two dozen dead.
A car is crushed under a fallen tree in Hornsey, north London, due to the storm affecting parts of the UK
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Filipinos walk along a road destroyed by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cortez town, Bohol province, central Philippines. The death toll after the earthquake has risen to 144, the national disaster risk management agency said on Wednesday. At least 23 were reported missing and believed trapped in collapsed buildings in Bohol Province, 640km south of Manila, it added. Nearly 300 were injured in the tremor, the worst to hit the Philippines in two decades.