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QAYYARAH, IRAQ

In Qayyarah, smoke from burning oil wells billows over the town, while fumes from a burning sulfur plant poison the air. Islamic State militants fleeing Kurdish peshmerga and Iraqi forces set them alight.
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In Qayyarah, Iraq, smoke from burning oil wells burns over the city after being set on fire again by Islamic State militants. October 24, 2016. (H.Murdock/VOA)
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In Qayyarah, Iraq, smoke from burning oil wells burns over the city after being set on fire again by Islamic State militants. October 24, 2016. (H.Murdock/VOA)

At the Debaga camp in Kurdistan in northern Iraq, tens of thousands of people are hoping to return to their homes when and if the war with Islamic State is over. October, 23 2016. (H.Murdock/VOA)
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At the Debaga camp in Kurdistan in northern Iraq, tens of thousands of people are hoping to return to their homes when and if the war with Islamic State is over. October, 23 2016. (H.Murdock/VOA)

In the Khidhir province, thousands of tents are erected to receive newly displaced families if and when Iraqi and Peshmerga soldiers are fighting in Mosul. October 22, 2016. (H.Murdock/VOA)
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In the Khidhir province, thousands of tents are erected to receive newly displaced families if and when Iraqi and Peshmerga soldiers are fighting in Mosul. October 22, 2016. (H.Murdock/VOA)

Unicef says more than half the one million people expected to be displaced are children. October, 23, 2016. (H.Murdock/VOA)
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Unicef says more than half the one million people expected to be displaced are children. October, 23, 2016. (H.Murdock/VOA)

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