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In pictures: DR Congo crisis

A refugee camp outside Goma

Fighting in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has driven about a quarter of a million of people from their homes since August. Thousands are living in camps like this outside Goma.

A baby looks up at his mother at a refugee camp near Goma

After years of war, there are now about one million displaced people in the east, many of them dependent on aid.

A boy shelters from the rain at a refugee camp near Goma

A tropical downpour added to the misery of displaced people like this little boy near Goma on Saturday.

Crowds try to enter a USAid centre near Goma

Hungry displaced people tried to push their way into a USAid centre near Goma.

A DRC Congo policeman beats a boy as refugees try to enter a USAid centre near Goma

Police tried to push the crowd back. Here, one officer beats a boy with a stick.

Women pass a corpse on a road outside Goma

A man's body lies on a road outside Goma as displaced people pass. A ceasefire between the government and the rebels is holding but conditions for civilians remain grim.

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