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MOVING IMAGES: Life inside a refugee camp

Last updated on: April 18, 2012 08:08 IST

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Rediff.com presents some haunting images of Syrian refugees -- trapped between armed rebels and the brutal government – who are trying to put together their lives in a Turkish refugee camp.

A window, broken by a stray bullet from clashes between the Syrian army and the rebels, is seen at a refugee camp named Container City in the province of Kilis in Turkey.

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters

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People walk between containers at the refugee camp.

Most of the refugees in Turkey are located in the provinces of Gaziantep and Hatay.

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters
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Mahmoud, 15, partially paralysed from shrapnel wounds when rocket hit his house in Idlib, and his mother are seen in their container at a refugee camp.

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters
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A Syrian refugee women watches from her container at Container City.

President Bashar al-Assad, who has unleashed his army on civilian protestors, has refused to step down.

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters

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Syrian refugee children look on at Container City.

In spite of ruthless attempts at suppression by Assad, strong protests against his regime continue across Syria.

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters

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Trucks queue up at the Oncupinar Border Gate between Turkey and Syria at Container City.

Shocking reports of human rights violations – detention of children, torture of protestors, rape of women rebels -- have been reported from across Syria.

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters

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A Syrian refugee fries falafels to sell at Container City.

Thousands of Syrians have fled the country to escape the relentless cycle of violence.

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters

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A Syrian refugee girl eats in front of her container.

According to estimates by the United Nations, over 13,000 people have been killed in the civil conflict that has engulfed Syria since January, 2011.

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Syrian refugees surround a bunk bed used to sell goods at the refugee camp.

Authorities have erected the container city in the province of Kilis, where nearly 9,000 people are staying.

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters
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Syrian refugees walk through the main road at Container City.

While the United States and European Union have condemned the violence and urged Assad to step down, the Arab League has suspended Syria.

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A Syrian refugee sells goods displayed on a bunk bed at Container City.

So many refugees have fled the violence in Syria that Turkey has begun accepting international aid to help share the cost of caring for them.

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters
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The letters on a container read 'Freedom Square' at Container City.

Nearly 25,000 Syrians, including rebel fighters, have crossed the border.

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Syrian refugee Fatima from Syrian city of Jabal al-Zawiya and her children are seen in their container at a refugee camp.

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