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Picture of the Day: Jalozai UNHCR refugee camp, Pakistan. 2012. A young Afghan girl  in one of the largest of Pakistan’s 150 refugee and transit camps. It’s been in operation since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

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PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN - JAN. 30: A Pakistani child looks on as women covered with burqas from the tribal region of Bajur and Mohmand agency wait to be registered at the Jalozai refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan, Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. More than 200,000 people have fled the fighting in Bajur and Mohmand agency to camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

© A. Majeed, 2011, Jalozai / Pakistan

Internally displaced Pakistanis receive food at the Jalozai camp in district Nowshera. At least 18,000 people have fled their homes in Pakistan’s tribal district of Khyber, fearing a fresh onslaught of fighting between the army and Islamist militants, officials said. Families streamed out of the district, a flashpoint for Taliban and other violent groups attacking the NATO supply line into neighboring Afghanistan, after the army ordered them to leave because of military action in the area.