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A worker emerges from one of hundreds of smuggling tunnels that connect the Gaza Strip and Egypt. Paolo Pellegrin/National Geographic hide caption

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The Israelis and Palestinians have clashed repeatedly over the Gaza Strip, but the recent upheavals in the Middle East have changed the dynamics this time. Here, a Palestinian woman is helped after being injured in an Israeli strike in Gaza City on Monday. Bernat Armangue/AP hide caption

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Palestinian militants fire a rocket from the northern Gaza Strip toward southern Israel on Thursday. For the past decade, Palestinians in Gaza have been shooting short-range rockets into southern Israel. But Palestinians fired a much longer range rocket that landed just outside Jerusalem on Friday, a move seen as a major escalation. Oliver Weiken/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Palestinians try to extinguish fire following an Israeli air strike on Wednesday in Gaza City. Mohammed Abed /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR's Greg Myre And Andy Carvin Talk To Michel Martin

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Alf Kumalo, a celebrated South African photographer, died Sunday of prostate cancer in Soweto. He was 82. Here, he is seen in April outside the Magistrate Court in Johannesburg, while pursuing a hate speech case against a white man he accused of attacking him with a racial slur. Themba Hadebe/AP hide caption

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The flag of Libya's National Transitional Council (second from right) flies outside the United Nations headquarters building in New York. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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There's an empty space today where a Henri Matisse painting had been hanging at the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Seven paintings were stolen Tuesday, including works by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Paul Gauguin. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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Three suicide car bombings rocked the center of Aleppo in northern Syria on Wednesday, killing dozens and causing extensive damage. SANA/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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Turkey Fires On Northern Syria In Response To Rocket Attack

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Palestinian Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal was a close ally of Syria and lived in the capital Damascus for years. But relations soured over the uprising in Syria, and Syria's state television denounced him in withering terms. Mashaal is shown speaking at a conference in Turkey on Sunday. Kayhan Ozer/AP hide caption

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Pope Benedict XVI and his former butler, Paolo Gabriele (center), are shown at the Vatican in this file photo. The pope's private secretary, Georg Gaenswein, is on the left. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Pope's Butler Professes Innocence, But Says He Betrayed Pontiff

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