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Swede's Gaza children's funeral shot wins World Press Photo

A photo of Gazans taking two children and their father killed in an Israeli air strike for burial has won the 2013 World Press Photo award for Swedish photographer Paul Hansen, judges said Friday. The staff shooter for the Dagens Nyheter daily took the image of the funeral procession carrying two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and his three-year-old brother Muhammad down an alley in Gaza City on November 20, 2012.

URGENT ¥¥¥ Voter registration starts in Gaza, W. Bank: election chief

Palestinian electoral officials on Monday began the long-overdue process of updating voter rolls in the West Bank and Gaza in a key step towards eventual elections, officials said. "The registration of voters is now beginning in the West Bank and Gaza. We hope accomplishing it will be the first step to ending the division," said Central Elections Commission chief Hanna Nasser in announcing the start of the week-long operation at a press conference in Gaza City. sa-sy-hmw/bpz
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