22 November 2012
Last updated at 13:42 ET
People in Gaza have been attempting to get back to normal life on the first full day of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
Hamas is claiming the ceasefire as a victory - it declared Thursday a public holiday and staged a rally in Gaza City, attended by senior leader Ismail Haniyeh.
Militants from Hamas's Izz al-Din al-Qassam brigades have been out in public for the first time since the conflict started, attending the funerals of five of their members.
Israeli soldiers stationed on the border with Gaza are beginning to be sent back to their bases. Here, Hasidic Jewish boys dance to show their support for the troops near the border.
After eight days of Israeli military strikes, the damage in Gaza is extensive - the sports stadium in Gaza City is among the buildings which have been destroyed.
Some families who fled their homes during Operation Pillar of Defence have returned to find them destroyed.
Here, two Hamas police officers embrace in front of their destroyed headquarters in Gaza City.
Life is also returning to normal in southern Israel as the soldiers depart. The approximately 1,500 rockets fired from Gaza over the last week have sent people there running to the shelters every few hours.
Not all Gazans are celebrating the start of the truce - this family in Khan Younis were mourning a relative killed by an Israeli strike on Wednesday.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh took advantage of the ceasefire to pay his condolences to the family of military chief Ahmed Jabari, who was assassinated last Wednesday. He is pictured here with Jabari's sons.
The truce was brokered by Egypt after talks in Cairo - it calls on Israel to end all hostilities in the Gaza Strip by air, sea and land, and to end the targeting of individuals.
Hamas and other militants must stop firing rockets into Israel and end attacks on the borders. Talks will also begin on re-opening crossings into Gaza.
Some Israelis have been angered by their government's willingness to enter into the ceasefire, including these people in Kiryat Malachi, where three civilians were killed by Palestinian rocket fire last week.