Spencer Platt in Iraq, uncertain future for those displaced by ISIS as presented by: Denver Post

Spencer Platt, senior staff photographer at Getty Images, was recently in the Iraqi­-Kurdish city of Erbil photographing events associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The following is an essay detailing his experience in the Khazir displacement camp. Kazem, a 13 day old girl who is sick, takes shelter under a sheet with her family as thousands of Iraqis who have fled recent fighting in the cities of Mosul and Tal Afar try to enter a temporary displacement camp but are blocked by Kurdish soldiers on July 2, 2014 in Khazair, Iraq. An Iraqi boy holds up a sheet to block the sun over his mother and sisters as over 1000 Iraqis who have fled fighting in and around the city of Mosul and Tal Afar wait at a Kurdish checkpoint in the hopes of entering a temporary displacement camp. An Iraqi woman holds her exhausted son as over 1000 Iraqis who have fled fighting in and around the city of Mosul and Tal Afar wait at a Kurdish checkpoint in the hopes of entering a temporary displacement camp on July 1, 2014 in Khazair, Iraq.

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