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Plight of the Yazidis - 26 Aug 2014 
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The Yazidis, followers of an ancient religion derived from Zoroastrianism who are part of the country's Kurdish minority, have paid the highest price for Islamic State's dramatic advance through northern Iraq. 
IRAQ-SECURITY/YAZIDIS
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August 23, 2014 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, are seen... 
Dohuk, Iraq 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect are seen as they prepare tea for breakfast at Bajed Kadal... 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, are seen as they prepare tea for breakfast at Bajed Kadal refugee camp, southwest of Dohuk province, August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT) 
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August 25, 2014 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, wait... 
Dohuk, Iraq 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, wait... 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, wait for aid at an abandoned building that they are using as their main residence, outside the city of Dohuk August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
IRAQ-SECURITY/YAZIDIS
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August 23, 2014 
A child from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, sits on the ground... 
Dohuk, Iraq 
Child from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, sits on the ground... 
A child from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, sits on the ground at Bajed Kadal refugee camp, southwest of Dohuk province August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT SOCIETY) 
SYRIA-SECURITY/YAZIDIS
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August 18, 2014 
A refugee woman from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, sits... 
Qamishli, Syria 
A refugee woman from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, sits... 
A refugee woman from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, sits with a child inside a tent at Nowruz refugee camp in Qamishli, northeastern Syria August 17, 2014. Proclaiming a caliphate straddling parts of Iraq and Syria, Islamic State militants have swept across northern Iraq, pushing back Kurdish regional forces and driving tens of thousands of Christians and members of the Yazidi religious minority from their homes. Picture taken August 17, 2014. REUTERS/Rodi Said (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) 
IRAQ-SECURITY/
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August 17, 2014 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, march... 
Zakho, Iraq 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, march... 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, march in a demonstration at the Iraqi-Turkish border crossing in Zakho district of the Dohuk Governorate of the Iraqi Kurdistan province August 17, 2014. Demonstrators demanded protection and evacuation from Iraq to safer areas such as Europe and the United States. Iraq has been plunged into its worst violence since the peak of a sectarian civil war in 2006-2007, with Sunni fighters led by the Islamic State overrunning large parts of the west and north, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee for their lives and threatening ethnic Kurds in their autonomous province. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
IRAQ-SECURITY/YAZIDIS
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August 15, 2014 
A boy from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, stands in Bajed... 
Dohuk, Iraq 
A boy from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, stands in Bajed... 
A boy from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, stands in Bajed Kadal refugee camp south west of Dohuk province August 15, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT) 
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August 15, 2014 
A man from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, sits on the ground... 
Dohuk, Iraq 
A man from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, sits on the ground... 
A man from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, sits on the ground at Bajed Kadal refugee camp south west of Dohuk province August 15, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT) 
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August 15, 2014 
Displaced children from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar west of... 
Dohuk, Iraq 
Displaced children from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar west of... 
Displaced children from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar west of Mosul, take refuge at Dohuk province, August 15, 2014. Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq's Sunni heartland offered their conditional backing on Friday for a new government that hopes to contain sectarian bloodshed and an offensive by Islamic State militants that threatens to tear the country apart. REUTERS/Ari Jalal (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
SYRIA-SECURITY/YAZIDIS
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August 16, 2014 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, reach... 
Qamishli, Syria 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, reach... 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, reach out to receive ice at Nowruz refugee camp in Qamishli, northeastern Syria on the border with Kurdistan August 16, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
IRAQ-SECURITY/USA MILITARY
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August 14, 2014 
A Yazidi fighter who recently joined the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) gestures while securing... 
SINJAR, Iraq 
A Yazidi fighter who recently joined the Kurdish People's Protection Units gestures while securing a... 
A Yazidi fighter who recently joined the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) gestures while securing a road in Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq for displaced people from the Yazidi religious minority fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, as they make their way towards Newrooz camp in Syria's al-Hasakah province August 13, 2014. A U.S. mission to evacuate the Yazidis trapped on the mountain by Sunni militant fighters is far less likely after a U.S. assessment team sent there on Wednesday found the humanitarian situation not as grave as expected, the Pentagon said. Picture taken August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Rodi Said (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CONFLICT) 
IRAQ-SECURITY/YAZIDIS-MOUNTAIN
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August 14, 2014 
UNICEF Iraq Representative Marzio Babille (L) speaks with a man from the minority Yazidi sect who just... 
FISHKHABOUR, Iraq 
UNICEF Iraq Representative Marzio Babille speaks with a man from the minority Yazidi sect who just re-entered... 
UNICEF Iraq Representative Marzio Babille (L) speaks with a man from the minority Yazidi sect who just re-entered Iraq from Syria at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk province, August 14, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT) 
IRAQ-SECURITY/YAZIDIS-MOUNTAIN
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August 14, 2014 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, rest... 
FISHKHABOUR, Iraq 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, rest... 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, rest after they re-enter Iraq from Syria at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk province, August 14, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT) 
IRAQ-SECURITY/YAZIDIS-MOUNTAIN
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August 13, 2014 
A displaced family from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, mourns... 
FISHKHABOUR, Iraq 
A displaced family from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, mourns... 
A displaced family from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, mourns the death of a family member at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk province August 13, 2014. According to the family, the 40-year-old man died due to ill health while walking from Sinjar mountains to re-unite with his family at the border. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
IRAQ-SECURITY/YAZIDIS-MOUNTAIN
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August 13, 2014 
A girl from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, rests at the... 
FISHKHABOUR, Iraq 
A girl from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, rests at the... 
A girl from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, rests at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk province August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
IRAQ-SECURITY/YAZIDIS-MOUNTAIN
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August 13, 2014 
A displaced family from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, waits... 
FISHKHABOUR, Iraq 
A displaced family from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, waits... 
A displaced family from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, waits for food while resting at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk province August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT SOCIETY ) 
IRAQ-SECURITY/
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August 13, 2014 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, flash... 
FISHKHABOUR, Iraq 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, demonstrate... 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, flash signs as they take part in a demonstration at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk province August 13, 2014. Demonstrators demanded protection and evacuation from Iraq to safer areas such as Europe and the United States. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) 
IRAQ-SECURITY/
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August 13, 2014 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, shout... 
FISHKHABOUR, Iraq 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, demonstrate... 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, shout slogans as they take part in a demonstration at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk province August 13, 2014. Demonstrators demanded protection and evacuation from Iraq to safer areas such as Europe and the United States. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) 
IRAQ-SECURITY/
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August 13, 2014 
Worn-out footwear, which were left behind by displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect after they... 
FISHKHABOUR, Iraq 
Worn-out footwear, which were left behind by displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect after they... 
Worn-out footwear, which were left behind by displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect after they received new ones by aid groups, lie amongst garbage on the ground at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabou, Dohuk province August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) 
IRAQ-SECURITY/YAZIDIS-KILLINGS
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August 12, 2014 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State... 
NINAWA, Iraq 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State... 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate August 11, 2014. Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq's Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, Iraq's human rights minister told Reuters on Sunday. The Islamic State, which has declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, has prompted tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians to flee for their lives during their push to within a 30-minute drive of the Kurdish regional capital Arbil. Picture taken August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Rodi Said (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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IRAQ-SECURITY/YAZIDIS
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August 11, 2014 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State... 
NINAWA, Iraq 
Displaced people from minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to Islamic State in Sinjar... 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate August 10, 2014. Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq's Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, Iraq's human rights minister told Reuters on Sunday. The Islamic State, which has declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, has prompted tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians to flee for their lives during their push to within a 30-minute drive of the Kurdish regional capital Arbil. Picture taken August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Rodi Said (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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August 11, 2014 
A displaced child from minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to Islamic State in Sinjar... 
NINAWA, Iraq 
A displaced child from minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to Islamic State in Sinjar... 
A displaced child from minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to Islamic State in Sinjar town, rests as she makes her way, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate August 10, 2014. Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq's Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, Iraq's human rights minister told Reuters on Sunday. The Islamic State, which has declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, has prompted tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians to flee for their lives during their push to within a 30-minute drive of the Kurdish regional capital Arbil. Picture taken August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Rodi Said (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) 
IRAQ-SECURITY/YAZIDIS
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August 11, 2014 
Members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) facilitate displaced people from the minority... 
NINAWA, Iraq 
Members of the Kurdish YPG facilitate displaced people from minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from... 
Members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) facilitate displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate August 10, 2014. Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq's Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, Iraq's human rights minister told Reuters on Sunday. The Islamic State, which has declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, has prompted tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians to flee for their lives during their push to within a 30-minute drive of the Kurdish regional capital Arbil. Picture taken August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Rodi Said (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY) 
IRAQ-SECURITY/YAZIDIS
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August 11, 2014 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State... 
NINAWA, Iraq 
Displaced people from minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to Islamic State in Sinjar... 
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, ride in the trunk of a car as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate August 10, 2014. Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq's Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, Iraq's human rights minister told Reuters on Sunday. The Islamic State, which has declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, has prompted tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians to flee for their lives during their push to within a 30-minute drive of the Kurdish regional capital Arbil. Picture taken August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Rodi Said (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
IRAQ-SECURITY/YAZIDIS
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August 11, 2014 
Members of the Kurdish Red Cresent help a displaced woman from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence... 
NINAWA, Iraq 
Members of Kurdish Red Cresent help displaced woman from minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from... 
Members of the Kurdish Red Cresent help a displaced woman from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate August 10, 2014. Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq's Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, Iraq's human rights minister told Reuters on Sunday. The Islamic State, which has declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, has prompted tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians to flee for their lives during their push to within a 30-minute drive of the Kurdish regional capital Arbil. Picture taken August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Rodi Said (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
IRAQ-SECURITY/YAZIDIS
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August 11, 2014 
Members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) help displaced people from the minority Yazidi... 
NINAWA, Iraq 
Members of Kurdish YPG help displaced people from minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces... 
Members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) help displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, as they make their way towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate August 10, 2014. Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq's Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, Iraq's human rights minister told Reuters on Sunday. The Islamic State, which has declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, has prompted tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians to flee for their lives during their push to within a 30-minute drive of the Kurdish regional capital Arbil. Picture taken August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Rodi Said (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT SOCIETY) 
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