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Cut off from the world, Gazans consumed by poverty

A Palestinian woman burns firewood to cook at her house in the northern Gaza Strip March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian woman burns firewood to cook at her house in the northern Gaza Strip March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian woman burns firewood to cook at her house in the northern Gaza Strip March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian girl looks out from inside her family's house in the northern Gaza Strip March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian girl looks out from inside her family's house in the northern Gaza Strip March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian girl looks out from inside her family's house in the northern Gaza Strip March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian girl sits at her family's house in the northern Gaza Strip March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian girl sits at her family's house in the northern Gaza Strip March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian girl sits at her family's house in the northern Gaza Strip March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian woman does the washing-up at her house in the northern Gaza Strip March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian woman does the washing-up at her house in the northern Gaza Strip March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian woman does the washing-up at her house in the northern Gaza Strip March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian boy carries his sister inside their family's house in the northern Gaza Strip March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian boy carries his sister inside their family's house in the northern Gaza Strip March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian boy carries his sister inside their family's house in the northern Gaza Strip March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian family sits inside their makeshift house during power cuts in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian family sits inside their makeshift house during power cuts in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian family sits inside their makeshift house during power cuts in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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A Palestinian boy carries his sister atop the roof of their family's house in the northern Gaza Strip March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian boy carries his sister atop the roof of their family's house in the northern Gaza Strip March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian boy carries his sister atop the roof of their family's house in the northern Gaza Strip March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian boy looks outside his family's house in the northern Gaza Strip March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian boy looks outside his family's house in the northern Gaza Strip March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian boy looks outside his family's house in the northern Gaza Strip March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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