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Day 15 of the Mideast Conflict

A convoy of refugees head North to Tyre along a deserted road as darkness falls in Lebanon. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
UN advisor Hassan Siklawi, left, nervously looks out a door of a shelter as a bomb strikes nearby in Naqoura, Lebanon. UNIFIL Force Commander Alain Pellegrine talks with reporters as Hezbollah and Israeli forces trade fire about three kilometers away. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
UN advisor Hassan Siklawi leads journalists into a UN compound bomb shelter during intense Israeli shelling in Naqoura, Lebanon. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
A UN convoy of buses and military vehicles snakes along a dusty beach road on its way to Naqoura, Lebanon, a small coastal village near the Israeli border. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
A convoy of buses move south to the UN compound in Naqoura, Lebanon, a small coastal village near the Israeli border. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
An Israeli tank enters southern Lebanon en route to fighting in Bint Jbail, a Hezbollah stronghold 4 kilometeres into southern Lebanon. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Israeli soldiers wait to go to battle in southern Lebanon at a staging area just inside the Lebanese border near Avivim in northern Israel. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Israeli soldiers rest after returning from a week of fighting in southern Lebanon. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Hundreds of displaced Lebanese are camped in Sanayez’s park in central Beirut. Many have been sleeping there, on foam mats, for two weeks. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Thousands of Lebanese have been displaced by the conflict. A few hundred of them are camped in Sanayez’s park in central Beirut. There is little to do but sit and wait. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Hundreds of displaced Lebanese camp in Sanayez’s park in central Beirut, including 8-year-old Fadel Ajami and his family. His father Haider Ajami says that his son Fadel has been a member of the Hezbollah “boyscouts” since he was age 4. “I will sacrifice myself and my family for the sake of the (Hezbollah) resistance fighters,” Haider says. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
A road to the main trash dump has been bombed causing a backup of garbage on the streets of Beirut. A trash fire burns on the waterfront road. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)