Iraqi police officers performed house-to-house searches for weapons and militants after they entered Amara, about 225 miles south of Baghdad.
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Trying to capitalize on the Iraqi Army's move into Amara, a young boy offerd cold water to a soldier carrying a rocket-propelled grenade during the beginning of combat operations.
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Palestinian gunmen from Hamas carried equipment with them as they left positions before the cease-fire with Israel began.
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Activists from All Nepal National Free Students Union staged anti-government protests across the country over price increases for fuel and transportation. The students and the police clashed in the capital, Katmandu, where the students demanded a 50 percent discount in the public transportation fare.
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