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In pictures: Thousands flee Congo fighting

People leaving Kibumba camp for internally displaced persons north of Goma in eastern DR Congo - 27/10/2008

Thousands of people in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been fleeing a new outburst of fighting between government troops and rebel forces.

A woman and her daughter leave Kibumba as the Congolese army withdraws - 27/10/2008

Government troops near the Kibumba refugee camp have been pushed back by forces loyal to rebel general Laurent Nkunda.

People leaving the Kibumba camp for displaced people - 27/10/2008

Many of the people have already been displaced by previous fighting and have now fled to Goma,capital of North Kivu province, from the Kibumba camp.

People leaving the Kibumba camp for internally displaced people - 27/10/2008

The rebels, who say they are protecting the areas' Tutsi minority, have captured a major army camp at Rumangabo, near the border with Rwanda.

UN troops pass people fleeing the Kibumba camp - 27/10/2008

The UN mission in Congo has launched a counter attack in support of Congolese troops in an effort to block Gen Nkunda's troops from advancing on Goma.

Civilians flee the fighting north of Goma as a Congolese army jeep heads toward the combat zone - 27/10/2008

Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes since fighting resumed in August following the breakdown of a peace deal between the government and various rebel groups.

A civilian fleeing the fighting passes a Congolese tank north of Goma - 27/10/2008

The United Nations says many of the refugees are malnourished and some are dying of hunger.


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