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Gaza has been without internet or cellphone service for nearly a week. Workers have been unable to restore a key fiber-optic line that connects Gaza to Israel and the West Bank. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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As Gaza's communication blackout grinds on, some fear it is imperiling lives

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Dish Network satellite dishes mounted on an apartment building roof in Palo Alto, Calif. A dispute with Sinclair Broadcasting Group has blocked local stations for over 5 million people. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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