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Air Strike on Qana

The bodies of two boys are pulled from the rubble in Qana. A lieutenant colonel in the Lebanese army said of the Israeli airstrike: “As a soldier, I know there are laws for war. This is a mass execution.” (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
More than 50 people are believed to have died in the town of Qana in overnight bombing by the Israeli forces that left the city in rubble. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Many of the victims in Qana were women and children who had taken shelter in a two story home. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Lebanese soldiers wait as bulldozers work to recover the dead from the site of the attack. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Lebanese Civil Defense personel remove the bodies from the site of the strike. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
One of the injured, Mohammed Shalhoub, lies on a stretcher on his way to the hospital. His 2-1/2 year old daughter was killed in the bombing. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Lebanese Civil Defense personnel remove a victim from the rubble in Qana. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
The bodies of those killed in the Qana overnight bombing are laid out at the government hospital before being placed in the morque. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
The last residents of Qana express their anger at the overnight bombing by Israeli forces. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Lebanese soldiers watch intently as thousands of protestors hold a rally near the UN building in downtown Beirut hours after an Israeli airstrike killed more than 50 refugees gathered in a basement in a home in Qana, Lebanon. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
Many factions of Lebanese politics were on hand, including a communist organization, as thousands of protestors storm the UN building in downtown Beirut. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
A protestor smashes a window during a protest in downtown Beirut. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
A Lebanese soldier stands guard at the front entrance of the UN building minutes after protestors broke their way inside to protest an Israeli airstrike that killed more than 50 refugees gathered in a basement in a home in Qana, Lebanon. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
An Israeli soldier looks out from a tank position in Northern Israel as incoming Hezbollah artillery lands nearby in the early morning. Northern Israel received a heavy bombardment of Katyusha rockets and artillery today. (Damon Winter / LAT)
An Israeli journalist is taken to the emergency medical facility in Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel after being wounded in the stomach from shrapnel in a Katyusha rocket attack. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Immigrant field workers from Thailand take refuge in a bomb shelter in Metula in northern Israel as incoming Hezbollah artillery lands nearby. Many of the Thai workers could not afford to leave and return home after the conflict started. (Damon Winter / LAT)
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