Tuesday, September 21, 1999 Published at 16:21 GMT 17:21 UK
Refugees: Images of joy and sadness
East Timorese refugees cheer the arrival of lorries carrying Australian troops and UN representatives to a camp in Dare.
The throng almost envelops the convoy carrying the International Force in East Timor (Interfet) soldiers.
Not everyone seems comfortable with the weaponry on show.
The road to Dare was lined with jubilant villagers.
In the camp itself, a traditional dance to celebrate the end of the militias' reign of terror.
But not all are smiling. In Indonesian West Timor - where the militiamen still hold sway - the refugees face a daily struggle.
The camps around Kupang, West Timor's main town, are rudimentary and ramshackle; icons provide some comfort.
Indeed, for many of the displaced, prayers at shrines to the Virgin Mary offer the only solace.