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In Photos: Khazir Camp Kurdistan, Northern Iraq

Iraqi families who fled the front-lines of the battle against Islamic State in trucks are finding shelter in the desert countryside outside Mosul.
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Thousands of people arrived at the Khazir camp on the edge of the battle zones on Nov. 3, 2016, in Kurdistan, northern Iraq. (H.Shekha/VOA)
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Thousands of people arrived at the Khazir camp on the edge of the battle zones on Nov. 3, 2016, in Kurdistan, northern Iraq. (H.Shekha/VOA)

For hours on Thursday crowds of people approached an empty camp, one several either set up or being set up in anticipation of a million newly displaced people from Mosul on Nov. 3, 2016, at the Khazir camp in Kurdish Iraq. (H.Shekha/VOA)
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For hours on Thursday crowds of people approached an empty camp, one several either set up or being set up in anticipation of a million newly displaced people from Mosul on Nov. 3, 2016, at the Khazir camp in Kurdish Iraq. (H.Shekha/VOA)

Families arrive at the Khazir camp in trucks, cars, tractors, army vehicles and even some construction vehicles on Nov. 3, 2016, in Kurdistan, northern Iraq. (H.Murdock/VOA)
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Families arrive at the Khazir camp in trucks, cars, tractors, army vehicles and even some construction vehicles on Nov. 3, 2016, in Kurdistan, northern Iraq. (H.Murdock/VOA)

A mother weeps and hugs her son she hadn't seen in the two and a half years he has been trapped in on Nov. 3, 2016, at the Khazir camp in Kurdish Iraq. (H.Murdock/VOA)
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A mother weeps and hugs her son she hadn't seen in the two and a half years he has been trapped in on Nov. 3, 2016, at the Khazir camp in Kurdish Iraq. (H.Murdock/VOA)

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