In Pictures – Living with loss in Gaza

Mohamed Bakr and his wife, Sahar, with their children. The family lost one of their sons during the air strike on Gaza City’s beach
Mohamed Bakr and his wife, Sahar, with their children. The family lost one of their sons during the air strike on Gaza City’s beach.
Sawla Bakr and her son Said. Sawla’s other son, Mohamed, was killed on Gaza City beach while Said was playing with him
Sawla Bakr and her son, Said. Sawla’s other son, Mohamed, was killed on Gaza City beach while Said was playing with him.
Nabil Siyam lost his wife and children as well as his arm when the family tried to flee a strike
Nabil Siyam lost his wife and children as well as his arm when the family tried to flee an air strike.
Mahrous and Dalal, 67, with their granddaughter Myar, 16 months, in their apartment. All of Myar’s immediate family were killed in an air strike
Mahrous and Dalal, 67, with their granddaughter Myar, 16-months, in their apartment. All of Myar’s immediate family were killed in an air strike.
A Rafah family return to their home, which was hit by an Israeli air strike
A Rafah family return to their home, which was hit by an Israeli air strike.
A boy in Beit Hanoun carries items collected from the rubble of his house during a 72-hour ceasefire
A boy in Beit Hanoun carries items collected from the rubble of his house during a 72-hour ceasefire.
People return to their homes in Beit Hanoun to try to salvage their possessions
People return to their homes in Beit Hanoun in an attempt to salvage their belongings.
A family inspect the damage to their home
A family inspect the damage to their home in Gaza.
Adir Ali sits in her devastated flat.
Adir Ali sits in her devastated flat.

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A woman stands in the rubble of her home in an apartment block in Beit Hanoun.
The funeral of Faraj Aiesh, who was a policeman in Gaza for seven years before being killed in an air strike
The funeral of Faraj Aiesh, who was a policeman in Gaza for seven years before being killed in an air strike.
The funeral of Faraj Aiesh
The funeral of Faraj Aiesh.
Faraj Aiesh’s sons grieve at his graveside
Faraj Aiesh’s sons grieve at his graveside.
In Shifa hospital Dr John Beavis is part of a British delegation of docters who have come to help in Gaza.
In Shifa hospital, Dr John Beavis is part of a British delegation of medical staff who have come to help in Gaza.
Now lying in Shifa hospital, Mayasra Abu Madi 24 was pregnant when her home was hit.
Now lying in Shifa hospital, Mayasra Abu Madi, 24, was pregnant when her home was hit.
Dr Subhi Skeik medical director of Gaza.Shifa hospital checks the wounded.
Dr Subhi Skeik, medical director of Shifa hospital, checking the wounded.
Head of the only bomb disposal unit of Gaza’s northern governorate, Rahed Taysir al-Hom, shows part of a smoke shell to children.
Rahed Taysir al-Hom, the head of the only bomb disposal unit in Gaza’s northern governorate, shows part of a shell to children.
Rahed Taysir al-Hom tries to unscrew the detonator from a shell. He died when a 500kg bomb he was trying to defuse exploded.
Rahed Taysir al-Hom tries to unscrew the detonator from a shell. He died when a 500kg bomb he was trying to defuse exploded.
A relative outside the morgue where Taysir al-Hom and the other victims were taken, after being killed by the explosion.
A relative outside the morgue where Rahed Taysir al-Hom and other victims were taken after being killed by the ordinance explosion.
Crowds carry Rahed Taysir al-Hom to be buried next to his brother in the Gaza cemetery of Jabaliya.
The crowd carries Rahed Taysir al-Hom to be buried next to his brother in the Gaza cemetery of Jabaliya.
Mourners at Rahed Taysir al-Hom's funeral.
Mourners at Rahed Taysir al-Hom’s funeral.
At the graveside the loss is felt deeply, Rahed Taysir al-Hom had dealt with 400 “objects” in this conflict alone.
The death of Rahed Taysir al-Hom is felt deeply by those at his graveside. He had dealt with 400 unexploded ‘objects’ during this conflict alone.
Despite the turmoil and grief, marriages still carry on in Gaza.
Despite the turmoil and grief, marriages still carry on in Gaza.
Gazans take their horses to the sea for a wash as other people relax on the beach.
Gazans wash their horses in the sea as people relax on the beach.
A family examines the devastation of their  apartment block in the Shuja'yya neighbourhood to the east of Gaza city.
Residents survey heavily damaged apartment block in the Shuja’ya neighborhood.
A family examines the devastation of their  apartment block in the Shuja'yya neighbourhood to the east of Gaza city.
A family examines the devastation of their home in the Shuja’ya neighbourhood to the east of Gaza city.
A family examines the devastation of their  apartment block in the Shuja'yya neighbourhood to the east of Gaza city.
Another family examines the devastation of their apartment block in the Shuja’ya.
Friday prayers Susi Mosque Beach Camp
Friday prayers are attended at the destroyed Susi Mosque.
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