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Noah Wa'ed, 48, an Iraqi Christian displaced from Qaraqosh, who fled with his family when the Islamic State occupied his village in 2014, holds his grandchild as he poses for a photograph at his shop in Ashti 2 camp in Erbil, Iraq, February 12, 2017. Wa'ed remembers how the resident of Qaraqosh, a village with a majority of Christians, were helping each other, how the rich helped the poor, how they had first welcomed the displaced Christians from Mosul before all were all forced to leave. During their escape, the family lived in a church for three days, in a school for three months, later in a hotel and then a house they shared with several families. "Life inside the camp is good but I hope to return to my village if life returns to normal," he said. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed SEARCH "MOSUL VENDORS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.