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Picture of the day

Remarkable scene from the Tunisian border with Libya.

The refugee and humanitarian crisis that is developing on the Tunisian border with Libya is covered well elsewhere, but this photograph by Dan Kitwood tells of the true desperation felt by those in limbo.

Like this man pushing his belongings towards a United Nations displacement camp in Ras Jdir, tens of thousands of guest workers from Egypt, Tunisia, Bangladesh, Sudan and elsewhere have fled towards the Tunisian border to escape fighting in and around the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

(Credit: Getty Images)

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