In Pics: What happened across the world on Aug 1

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Bangalore, Aug 1: A series of explosions on about midnight Thursday and early Friday ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, killing scores of people, Taiwan's National Fire Agency said Friday.

The explosion was caused from an underground gas leak .

Meanwhile, a three-day Gaza cease-fire that began on Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce.

OneIndia news bring to you news from across the world in pictures.

Finding hope amidst ruins

A Palestinian inspects a destroyed house in the heavily bombed Gaza City neighborhood of Shijaiyah, close to the Israeli border.

Sunni militants advance in Iraq

Civilians inspect the site of a car bombing in Baghdad, Iraq. The United Nations says more than 1,700 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July.

Explosion in Taiwan

Vehicles lie in a destroyed street as part of the street is burning with flame following multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Relatives unconsolable in Taiwan

A relative of a victim in the multiple explosions from an underground gas leak is consoled at a funeral parlor in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Michelle Obama meets sportspersons

First lady Michelle Obama seated with Gayle King of CBS This Morning and tennis star Andy Roddick as President Barack Obama speaks at an event for the Special Olympics in the East Room at the White House in Washington.

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