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  • Iraqi Christian Annosa Ishaa, poses for a photograph in her tented shelter erected in the grounds of Mazar Mar Eillia Catholic Church, Dec. 13, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq. The church houses hundreds of Iraqi Christians who were forced to flee their homes -- many with less than an hour to do so -- as the Islamic State advanced last year. Asked, after her family what was the one thing she could not leave behind, the nurse from Qaraqosh said her passport.
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  • Iraqi Christian Anas Khaleel poses for a photograph in his temporary home on Dec. 13, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq. Asked, after his family what was the one thing he could not leave behind as ISIL advanced on his home, the student and tiler from Qaraqosh said his Samsung smart phone.
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  • Six-year-old Fatin Atheer poses for a photograph in her tent on Dec. 13, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq. The schoolgirl from Qaraqosh left with nothing but the clothes she was wearing but asked every day for the junior laptop she was forced to leave. Eventually her father managed to find the same model on sale in a market in Erbil and purchased it for her.
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  • Iraqi Christian Anwar Nassir poses for a photograph in his tent on Dec. 13, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq. Asked, after his family what was the one thing he could not leave behind, the drum maker from Qaraqosh said his musical instruments. He had to leave most of his instruments behind as he could only travel on a small motorbike. "They can take whatever they want, but I pray that they will have left my instruments." he said.
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  • Iraqi Christian Kamil Abdulahad poses for a photograph in his tent, Dec. 13, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq. Asked, after his family what was the one thing he could not leave behind, the retired tanner from Qaraqosh said his old military service records.
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  • Iraqi Christian, Jandark Jibrael, poses for a photograph in her temporary home Dec. 13, 2014. Asked, after her family what was the one thing she could not leave behind as ISIL advanced on her home, the tailor from Qaraqosh said her gold cross and necklace.
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  • An Iraqi Christian who asked not to be named poses for a photograph in her tent on Dec. 13, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq. Asked, after her family what was the one thing she could not leave behind, the student from Qaraqosh said her mobile phone.
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  • Iraqi Christian, Khidhir Badry, poses for a photograph in his temporary shelter on Dec. 13, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq. Asked, after his family what was the one thing he could not leave behind, the tractor driver from Qaraqosh said his picture of Jesus and Mary.
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  • Iraqi Christian Shony Franso poses for a photograph in her shelter on Dec. 13, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq. Asked, after her family what was the one thing she could not leave behind, the housewife from Qaraqosh said her jewelry.
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  • Iraqi Christian, Heleen Dawood, poses for a photograph in her tent on Dec. 13, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq. Asked, after her family what was the one thing she could not leave behind as ISIL advanced on her home, the housewife from Qaraqosh said her bible.
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  • Iraqi Christian Najeeb Mansoor poses for a photograph in his tent, Dec. 13, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq. Asked, after his family what was the one thing he could not leave behind, the blacksmith from Qaraqosh said his identity papers.
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  • Iraqi Christian, Nawar Jarjees, poses for a photograph in his tent on Dec. 13, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq. Asked, after his family what was the one thing he could not leave behind, the carpenter from Qaraqosh said his car and his laptop.
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  • An Iraqi Christian who asked not to named poses for a photograph in her shelter, Dec. 13, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq. Asked, after her family what was the one thing she could not leave behind, the widowed housewife from Qaraqosh said her crucifix.
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  • Iraqi Christian, Rafo Polis, poses for a photograph in his tent, Dec. 13, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq. Asked, after his family what was the one thing he could not leave behind, the retired teacher from Qaraqosh said he brought nothing but his faith and that was his most treasured possession.
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