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In pictures: DR Congo unrest

Congolese army soldiers man a check point on a road leading into Goma

The UN says army troops have been looting and targeting civilians in villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Displaced people tap into a supply of water aid nearby the Nyiragongo volcano in Kibati

More than 250,000 people have been displaced by the recent violence, triggering a major humanitarian crisis belying the volcanic region's natural beauty.

A Congolese army soldier looks through binoculars at a check point on a road leading to Goma

The rebels have been seizing ground from the Congolese army and the fighting has hampered aid efforts.

General Laurent Nkunda leaves after speaking with the International Press in the mountains of North Kivu

Rebel leader General Laurent Nkunda says he will topple the government in Kinshasa unless it agrees to talk to him. It refuses, calling him a war criminal.

Congolese children shelter under an umbrella at the Kibati refugee camp just outside the town of Goma, Congo

Thousands of people have fled to the regional capital, Goma, which is defended by UN peacekeepers.

A boy, ill with Cholera, at the Don Bosko orphanage in Goma

Aid agencies fear a cholera epidemic could break out if the fighting continues and people remain without proper sanitation.

A 3-year-old boy covers his face with a net "against mosquitoes" at the Kituku displaced camp in Goma

About 70,000 people are living in makeshift camps in Kibati just outside Goma.

Congolese live in the Kibati refugee camp outside Goma

But some people have been returning to their homes in rebel-held, despite the dangers, saying there is not enough food or shelter for them in Goma.

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