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Jan 21, 2016

The Jungle Of Calais

The Jungle Of Calais

For years now migrants have been assembling in the French port of Calais in the hope to hitch a ride to the United Kingdom. Most are young and single men, who have become more and more desperate and aggressive to find their way across the Channel where a greater number of job opportunities and the more familiar English language are big draws.
Currently the squalid, unsanitary "jungle" hosts 4,000 migrants from poor and strife-torn countries outside the European Union.

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A migrant heats water outside his tent in the "New Jungle" make-shift camp as unseasonably cool temperatures arrive in Calais /REUTERS

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French gendarmes evacuate migrants from a truck on the highway close to the "New Jungle" make-shift camp in Calais /REUTERS

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Migrant jump over the highway barrier as French gendarmes inspect a truck on the highway close to the "New Jungle" make-shift camp in Calais /REUTERS

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Migrants discuss in front of the church in the New Jungle" make-shift camp in Calais /REUTERS

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A view shows tents in the "New Jungle" make-shift camp and the highway leading to the ferry harbour in Calais /REUTERS

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A migrant builds the roof of a new mosque to replace the makeshift one in the "New Jungle" camp in Calais /REUTERS

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Iraqi migrants Ibrahim, his wife Ashty, their children Mandy and Muhammad pose outside their caravan in the "New Jungle" make-shift camp as unseasonably cool temperatures arrive in Calais /REUTERS

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Iraqi migrant Kazhen speaks with friends near their tents in the "New Jungle" make-shift camp as unseasonably cool temperatures arrive in Calais /REUTERS

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A migrant tries to stop trucks on the highway close to the "New Jungle" make-shift camp in Calais /REUTERS

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An aerial view of a field named "new jungle" with tents and makeshift shelters where migrants and asylum seekers stay is seen in Calais /REUTERS

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A migrant walks between makeshift shelters near an embankment with the message, "We Have A Dream" below a fence topped with razor wire in the "new jungle", a field where migrants and asylum seekers gather in Calais /REUTERS

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A shopkeeper sits inside his grocery store in the "new jungle", a field where migrants and asylum seekers stay in Calais /REUTERS

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A migrant walks among tents in a makeshift camp as containers are put into place to house several hundred migrants living in what is known as the "Jungle" in Calais /REUTERS

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A French riot police officer (CRS) stands guard as migrants brush their teeth in a makeshift camp in what is known as the "Jungle" in Calais /REUTERS

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French riot police officers (CRS) patrol a makeshift camp in what is known as the "Jungle" in Calais /REUTERS

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Denis Gaudin, sub-prefect of Calais, visit the "Jungle", a squalid sprawling camp in Calais /REUTERS

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A migrant walks among tents in a makeshift camp as containers are put into place to house several hundred migrants living in what is known as the "Jungle" in Calais /REUTERS

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Migrants carry their belongings as they leave the camp with makeshift shelters known as "The Jungle" in Calais /REUTERS

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Migrants carry their belongings as they leave the camp with makeshift shelters known as "The Jungle" in Calais /REUTERS

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Migrants move a makeshift shelter as they leave the camp known as "The Jungle" in Calais /REUTERS

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Migrants move a makeshift shelter as they leave the camp known as "The Jungle" in Calais /REUTERS

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Migrants stand near an embankment below a fence topped with razor wire in the camp with makeshift shelters known as "The Jungle" in Calais /REUTERS

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Aerial view of a makeshift camp as containers are put into place to house several hundred migrants living in what is known as the "Jungle", a squalid sprawling camp in Calais, northern France /REUTERS

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Aerial view of a makeshift camp as containers (rear) are put into place to house several hundred migrants living in what is known as the "Jungle", a squalid sprawling camp in Calais, northern France /REUTERS

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An Afghan migrant plays cricket in front of a tent shelter in the colours of the French flag in the camp known as the "Jungle", a squalid sprawling camp in Calais /REUTERS

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Migrants dismantle a makeshift shelter as they move in the camp known as "The Jungle" in Calais /REUTERS

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Behind a fence where garments were hung to dry, migrants walk among containers put into place to house several hundred migrants living in what is known as the "Jungle", a squalid sprawling camp in Calais /REUTERS

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A migrant hits a former shelter with a stick in a dismantled area of the camp known as the "Jungle", a squalid sprawling camp in Calais, northern France /REUTERS

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Migrants warm their hands near a wood fire in a dismantled area of the camp known as the "Jungle", a squalid sprawling camp in Calais /REUTERS

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