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Displaced Iraqi Families Seek Shelter in Camps

Thousands of people have fled Iraq's city of Mosul after it was overrun by ISIS militants, leaving many families housed in temporary camps.

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Families arrive at a Kurdish checkpoint next to a temporary displacement camp on June 14, 2014 in Kalak, Iraq.

Thousands of people have fled Iraq's second city of Mosul after it was overrun by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) militants. Many have been temporarily housed at various IDP (internally displaced persons) camps around the region, including the area close to Erbil, as they hope to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region.

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People arrive at a Kurdish checkpoint next to a temporary displacement camp on June 14 in Kalak.

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A woman and child arrive at a Kurdish checkpoint next to a temporary displacement camp on June 14 in Kalak.

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A family, who fled from the violence in Mosul, sits inside a tent at a camp on the outskirts of Erbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, on June 14.

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A family walks toward a temporary camp in Iraq's northern Nineveh province on June 14.

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Families arrive at a Kurdish checkpoint next to a temporary displacement camp on June 14 in Kalak.

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Traffic from Mosul piles up at a Kurdish check point on June 14 in Kalak.

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A woman and a young girl wash at a tap at a temporary displacement camp set in Kalak on June 13.

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