A novice Buddhist monk walks through a market in Rangoon, Burma. Photograph: Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP

Gaza. Adir Ali sits in her devastated flat.

Guardian photographer Sean Smith spent a week with bereaved and wounded Palestinians trying to rebuild their lives amid the ongoing conflict with Israel.

Demonstrators raise their arms and chant, “Hands up, Don’t Shoot”, as police clear them from the street as they protest the shooting death of Michael Brown on August 17, 2014. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


 Palestinian looks at the heavy destruction in Al Shaaf neighborhood in Gaza City.

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1186 A sad goodbye—Guizhou , China photographed by ngchongkin

1st Place , Heart Awards Group ” Emotional Children ” contest , Nov 2013

Displaced people, who fled from the violence in the province of Nineveh, arrive at Sulaimaniya province, Iraq, August 8, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

A girl from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, rests at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

A Palestinian boy writes on a shrapnel-riddled blackboard at the heavily damaged Sobhi Abu Karsh school in Gaza City’s al-Shejaea neighborhood on August 5, 2014, after a 72-hour humanitarian truce went into effect. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

Finally back to the northern Gaza Strip where a relative of the Wahdan family looks at a badly damaged house at the Jabaliya refugee camp. Witnesses said it was hit by an Israeli air strike that killed three members of the family
Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

A child, cuddling a cat, rests under a shelter at the earthquake zone in Ludian county, Zhaotong, Yunnan province, August 5, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer