In Pics: What happened across the world on Aug 6

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(In pics) What happened across the world
Bangalore, Aug 6: Israel said it withdrew the last of its ground forces from Gaza on Tuesday as it and Hamas began a temporary cease-fire. The calm sets the stage for talks in Egypt on a broader deal for a long-term truce and the rebuilding of the battered, blockaded coastal territory.

Meanwhile, about 10,000 troops used pickaxes and backhoes to clear roads and dig residents from collapsed homes on Tuesday after an earthquake in southwest China that killed hundreds of people.

OneIndia News brings to you news from across the world in pictures.

Rafah experiences heavy shelling

Palestinians search destroyed cars in Rafah's district of Shawkah in the southern Gaza Strip. The attack at the Shawkah district east of the Gaza town of Rafah drew what was by far the heaviest shelling by the Israeli military in the Gaza war.

Rescue ops continue in southwest China

Rescue workers and volunteers deliver suppliers transported by a helicopter to the town of Longtoushan in Ludian county in southwest China's Yunnan province.

Nature's fury unleashed

A home is damaged by a mudslide in North Salt Lake, Utah. The home crumbled after rain-saturated soil from the hill above started piling up behind it at around 6 a.m. No injuries have been reported.

Plane swerved on runway, gets stuck in mud

Airport crew and mechanics work to free a Saudia Airlines passenger plane which swerved off the runway and became stuck in the mud as it prepared to take off the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines.

Israel withdraws forces from Gaza

Israeli reserve solders gather in a staging area near the Israel-Gaza border. Israel said it withdrew the last of its ground forces from Gaza on Tuesday as it and Hamas began a temporary cease-fire.

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