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ERBIL, IRAQ – AUGUST 11, 2014 – A man stands still outside the Mar Tshmony church. 500 Christian families have been sheltered at Mar Tshmony church, after an unprecedented ISIS advance into Kurdish controlled territory, mainly Qaraqosh for the second time. These refugees are begging for passports to get out Iraq and even called on Western governments to offer them asylum as their culture faces the danger of extinction. (Credit: Photo by Vianney Le Caer / Pacific Press/Sipa USA)

ERBIL, IRAQ - AUGUST 11, 2014 - A man stands still outside the Mar Tshmony church. 500 Christian families have been sheltered at Mar Tshmony church, after an unprecedented ISIS advance into Kurdish controlled territory, mainly Qaraqosh for the second time. These refugees are begging for passports to get out Iraq and even called on Western governments to offer them asylum as their culture faces the danger of extinction. (Credit: Photo by Vianney Le Caer / Pacific Press/Sipa USA)