French authorities clear migrant camp called ‘the Jungle’
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French authorities clear migrant camp called ‘the Jungle’

French authorities clear migrant camp called ‘the Jungle’

Migrants gather by their tents and a bonfire in a migrant camp known as “the Jungle,” in Calais, France, before an operation to clear the camp of its estimated 6,000 to 8,000 occupants.

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French authorities clear migrant camp called ‘the Jungle’

Migrants carry their luggage out of the makeshift camp in northern France. Many of the camp’s resident fled war or poverty in their homelands and are expected to either apply for asylum or be sent home, officials said. 

 (Etienne Laurent / European Pressphoto Agency)
French authorities clear migrant camp called ‘the jungle’

Migrants react as they wait to register at a processing center in the makeshift migrant camp known as “the Jungle.”

 (Emilio Morenatti / Associated Press)
French authorities clear migrant camp called ‘the Jungle’

Migrants cycle on Monday through the camp on the outskirts of the northern French port city of Calais.

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French authorities clear migrant camp called ‘the Jungle’

Migrants arrive by bus from “the Jungle” to a shelter in Lyon, France. French authorities began moving thousands of people out before demolishing the camp that has served as a launchpad for attempts to sneak into Britain.

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French authorities clear migrant camp called ‘the Jungle’

Migrants arrive by bus from the Calais camp to a shelter in Lyon, in southeastern France.

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French authorities clear migrant camp called ‘the Jungle’

Migrants from the Ethiopian Oromo ethnic group cheer as they wait in a lobby for their bus after they were escorted out of camp by French police. The Oromo have been shunned and attacked by other communities in the massive camp. 

 (Etienne Laurent / European Pressphoto Agency)
French authorities clear migrant camp called ‘the Jungle’

Migrants climb on a fence as they wait to access the warehouse where they will be registered as they leave the makeshift camp in Calais, France.

 (Etienne Laurent / European Pressphoto Agency)
French authorities clear migrant camp called ‘the Jungle’

A large fire burns discards from evacuated tents and shacks following the first day of the camp’s evacuation.

 (Etienne Laurent / European Pressphoto Agency)
French authorities clear migrant camp called ‘the Jungle’

Camp residents dance next to a fire Monday. Camp inhabitants — about 6,500 by official count, but  closer to 8,300 according to aid workers —  will be sent to reception centers across the country, officials say.  

 (Thibault Camus / Associated Press)
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