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Tuesday, September 14, 1999 Published at 14:58 GMT 15:58 UK


World: Asia-Pacific

Picture gallery: Passage to safety



The huge airlift operation to move more than 1,000 East Timorese refugees from Dili to northern Australia lasted all day.


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Many arrived in Darwin in a distressed state, others were bewildered by the new surroundings.


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Many of the refugees wept and hugged aid workers as they arrived in Darwin after enduring a week of terror.


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A simple show of gratitude after the journey on an Australian air force transport jet.


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All the refugees arrived safely in Darwin and were given medical help.


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It was a welcome exodus after the unbearable conditions in the UN compound.




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