Thursday: The Day In Photos
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Israeli-Lebanese exchange

Thursday: The Day In Photos
Karnit Goldwasser, center, wife of Israeli soldier Ehud Goldwasser, covers her ears to the sound of gunshots as an honor guard fires during his funeral in the northern Israeli border town of Nahariya. The bodies of Goldwasser and fellow soldier Eldad Regev, held since 2006, were returned to Israel Wednesday as part of a prisoner exchange deal with the Lebanese Islamic group Hezbollah. (David Silverman / Getty Images)
Islamic Health Committee, Hezbollah
Members of the Islamic Health Committee stand by boxes containing the remains of Hezbollah and Palestinian fighters at the southern Lebanese border crossing of Naqoura during a prisoner swap with Israel. (Ali Mohammed / International Committee of the Red Cross)
Samir Kuntar
Samir Kuntar wipes his eye during a ceremony welcoming prisoners exchanged for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers in Lebanon. Kuntar, who was jailed in Israel in 1979 at the age of 16 for murder and attempted murder, was swapped for the bodies of Israeli soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser. (Hadirim Prison)
Hezbollah, Israeli soldiers
Hezbollah members hand over the bodies of two Israeli soldiers to the Red Cross to be exchanged for Lebanese prisoners held by Israel at the Naqoura border point with Israel. Lebanon’s Hezbollah guerrillas handed over the bodies of two Israeli soldiers and trucks carrying the remains of some 199 Lebanese and Palestinian fighters began crossing into Lebanon on Wednesday _ setting in motion a dramatic prisoner swap between the bitter enemies. Though officials had suspected Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev were dead, the sight of the coffins was the first concrete sign of the young men’s fate. (Issam Kobeisy / Pool)
Israeli soldier
Karnit Goldwasser, wife of captured Israeli soldier Ehud Goldwasser, talks to General Elazar Shteren as he arrives to officially notify her of her husband’s death outside her home in Nahariya, Israel. The bodies of Israeli soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, held by Hezbollah since 2006, were returned to Israel as part of a prisoner exchange. (Uriel Sinai / Getty Images)
Ehud Goldwasser
Israeli soldier Ehud Goldwasser is seen in this undated file photo released by his family. Goldwasser’s father, Shlomo, said the family would not engage in “speculation,” but were preparing for the worst. (Associated Press)
Eldad Regev
Undated photo released by the family of Israeli soldier Eldad Regev (Associated Press)