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Memorable international photos of 2009

An ultra orthodox Jewish man uses his binoculars to watch the sunset over Gaza during an Israeli army land incursion into the Gaza Strip, on the Israel side of the border with Gaza, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. Israeli troops battled further than ever into the densely populated areas of Gaza City early Tuesday, approaching a neighborhood of high-rise apartments after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert warned Hamas militants to accept Israeli terms or face an "iron fist." (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
December 27, 2009 6:21:18 AM PST