An Iron Dome anti-missile shield system is deployed near Ashdod, a south Israeli city bordering the Gaza Strip, on July 8, 2014. Israel’s security cabinet decided on Tuesday to draft 40,000 reserve soldiers for a major military operation Israel launched on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip earlier in the day.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong (2nd L), Vice Premier Wang Yang (4th L) and State Councilor Yang Jiechi (1st R) greet U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (3rd L)and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (1st L) in Beijing, capital of China, July 9, 2014. The Sixth Round of China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and the Fifth Round of High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) started in Beijing on Wednesday.
The S&ED will be co-chaired by Wang Yang and Yang Jiechi, as well as Kerry and Lew. The CPE will be hosted by Liu and Kerry.
Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang (2nd R), State Councilor Yang Jiechi (1st R), U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L) and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew pose for photo before a welcoming luncheon in Beijing, capital of China, July 9, 2014. The Sixth Round of China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) started in Beijing
A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Tangerang, Indonesia, July 9, 2014. Indonesians on Wednesday went to polls to pick up their new president for the country
– A policeman stands guard near a train at a railway station due to security high alert in eastern Pakistan’s Lahore, July 9, 2014. Security tightened in Lahore railway station
Palestinians carry the body of a member of a Hamad family during their funeral in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun, on July 9 2014. Six members of a Hamad family were killed after an Israeli strike targeted their house in northern Gaza, medics said, on the second day of the Israeli operation against Palestinian militants. The Israeli air force bombed 160 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight as it pressed a wide scale campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket fire, an army official said. At least 27 people were killed since the beginning of the Israeli attacks in the enclave.
Tourists take photos of the Hukou Waterfall of the Yellow River, north China’s Shanxi Province
Medics treat a man, whom they said was wounded in an Israeli air strike, at a hospital in Gaza City on July 8, 2014. An Israeli senior military official said Tuesday that “tonight the IDF attacked 50 targets, three from the sea and the rest from the air.” Seventeen people were lightly and moderately injured Monday overnight during the airstrikes, medical sources said. Early on Tuesday, the Israeli army announced that it decided to enlarge its military offensive on the Gaza Strip following barrages of rockets were fired earlier from the coastal enclave into Israel.