> News Photos: Oct 04-Sep 05

A Palestinian man rides his horse near the evacuated Jewish settlement of Kadim, West Bank, August 24, 2005. Israeli military forces are expected to be out of Gaza in mid-September, completing a pullout from the territory after 38 years of occupation, Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz said on Wednesday. Israel finished removing 15,000 settlers and supporters from Gaza and some of the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, two weeks ahead of schedule, under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to 'disengage' from conflict with Palestinians seeking statehood.

(Saeed Dahlah/Reuters)