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temporary living

Groups of refugees set up temporary homes as families flee to surrounding districts to escape increasing violence in the capital city of Dili since the 591 soliders desserted their barracks. Civilians came under threat as youth gangs fighting under the name of either east or west targeted families from opposing origin.

Photo by: Wend Lear

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