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Displaced Iraqis seek shelter amid 40 degree heat

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On a dusty patch of land off a highway in northern Iraq, Faisal watches his three-week-old son cry in the tent that is now his home. 

Displaced children sit inside a UNHCR tent on June 17, 2014 at a temporary camp set up in Aski Kalak, west of Arbil, to shelter people fleeing violence in northern Iraq

The temperature hovers around 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit), and aid being distributed to those at the camp, including mattresses and fans, has yet to reach Faisal's tent.

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