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In Pictures: 12 hours of freedom in Gaza

Thousands of Gazan flooded the streets on Saturday in the midst of a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire
A glimpse of Gaza's Shejaiya revealed the scale of the devastation (MEE / Anne Paq)

Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a brief truce at the weekend - only to find dozens of bodies and large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets.

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