February 23, 2009
Posted: 1703 GMT
JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP/Getty Images. Lebanese demonstrators hold signs during a protest in Beirut against violence and discrimination in society. The protest, organised by the gay rights association 'Helem' (Dream) and human rights organisations in Lebanon, called for a halt to violence and discrimination against homosexuals, women, children, domestic workers and foreign labourers.
SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images. A Palestinian toddler stands between suitcases he waits with family members to cross into Egypt from the southern Gaza Strip border crossing at Rafah. The border between Gaza and Egypt, the sole crossing that bypasses Israel, was opened on February 22 for three days to allow the passage of students and the sick.