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A woman walks out of a damaged multi-storey block of flats carrying her belongings following what locals say was recent shelling by Ukrainian forces in central Donetsk, July 29, 2014. Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine killed dozens of civilians, soldiers and rebels, as Kiev pressed on with an offensive on Tuesday including near the wreckage of Malaysian flight MH17. Shells hit the centre of Donetsk, a city with a pre-war population of nearly a million people where residents fear they will be trapped on a battlefield between advancing Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed rebels who have vowed to make a stand.

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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

Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza's main power plant in the central Gaza Strip...A Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza's main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip July 29, 2014.  Israeli tank fire hit the fuel depot of the Gaza Strip's only power plant on Tuesday, witnesses said, cutting electricity to Gaza City and many other parts of the Palestinian enclave of 1.8 million people.An Israeli military spokeswoman had no immediate comment and said she was checking the report. Israel launched its Gaza offensive on July 8, saying its aim was to halt rocket attacks by Hamas and its allies. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ENERGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza’s main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip Read more

   SYR29  Residents carry an injured man that survived shelling after what activists said was an air strike from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Takeek Al-Bab area of Aleppo.

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Residents carry an injured man that survived shelling after what activists said was an air strike from forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the Takeek Al-Bab area of Aleppo.

Boys search for belongings amongst rubble at a site hit by what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus...Boys search for belongings amongst rubble at a site hit by what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus September 4, 2013. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)

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Boys search for belongings among the rubble at a site hit by what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad, president of Syria, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus. Read more

A handout image released by the Syrian o...A handout image released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network on July 25, 2013, allegedly shows the Khaled bin Walid mosque whose mausoleum has been partially destroyed in the al-Khalidiyah neighbourhood of the central Syrian city of Homs. Syrian army shelling destroyed the centuries-old mausoleum a monitoring group and activists said on July 22. Reports of the destruction of the Sunni Muslim pilgrimage site emerged as an intense army campaign to reclaim rebel-held areas of Homs, a strategic junction city, entered its fourth week.  AFP PHOTO/HO/SHAAM NEWS NETWORK  == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / SHAAM NEWS NETWORK" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - AFP IS USING PICTURES FROM ALTERNATIVE SOURCES AS IT WAS NOT AUTHORISED TO COVER THIS EVENT, THEREFORE IT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIGITAL ALTERATIONS TO THE PICTURE'S EDITORIAL CONTENT, DATE AND LOCATION WHICH CANNOT BE INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED ==-/AFP/Getty Images

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The Khalid bin Walid mosque’s mausoleum has been partially destroyed in the al-Khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs in central Syria. Syrian army shelling destroyed the centuries-old mausoleum, a monitoring group and activists said on July 22.