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Life stirs in Gaza as Cairo hosts truce talks

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Life in the battered Gaza Strip began returning to normal Wednesday as a ceasefire held for a second day and Egyptian mediators engaged in shuttle diplomacy on extending the truce. 

A wounded Palestinian girl arrives at the hospital in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on August 2, 2014 following an Israeli military strike

Shops, banks and markets reopened around the devastated enclave where residents seemed more confident that the three-day ceasefire, which began Tuesday, would hold after a month of fighting killed 1,875 Palestinians and 67 on the Israeli side.

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