France Dismantles 'The Jungle' in Calais

A small camp in Calais, France, housing nearly 8,000 migrants hoping to cross into England, is being evacuated and torn down in what French authorities are calling a “humanitarian” operation. The migrants, fleeing their homes in Africa and the Middle East, are being relocated from the camp known as “the Jungle” to centers across France. Some have decided they do not want to leave, and protests have resulted in fires burning through tents, trailers, shacks, and makeshift shops in the camp. The dismantlement operation is expected to last for a week. [32 photos total]

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Migrants and media look on as a gas canister explodes in the Jungle camp as fires rage, believed to have been started by departing migrants, as authorities demolish the site on October 26, 2016 in Calais, France. (Christopher Furlong / Getty) #
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An aerial view shows white containers, tents and makeshift shelters on the eve of the evacuation and dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais, France, on October 23, 2016. (Pascal Rossignol / Reuters) #
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People walk inside the Jungle near Calais on October 25, 2016. (Emilio Morenatti / AP) #
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Migrants line-up to register at a processing center in the Jungle on October 24, 2016. (Emilio Morenatti / AP) #
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A civil defense worker stands in one of the main migrant centers prepared for influx of migrants from the Jungle on October 23, 2016. (Emilio Morenatti / AP) #
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A wristband is attached to a migrant at a processing center near Calais on October 24, 2016. (Emilio Morenatti / AP) #
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An Ethiopian migrant, member of the Oromo community, cries as he leaves the "Jungle" to be transfered to reception centers during the start of the dismantlement of the camp in Calais on October 24, 2016. (Pascal Rossignol / Reuters) #
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A 16-year-old migrant from Ethiopia cries as he waits to register at a processing center near Calais on October 24, 2016. Long lines of migrants waited calmly in chilly temperatures Monday to board buses in the French port city of Calais, as authorities began evacuating and dismantling the squalid camp they call home. (Emilio Morenatti / AP) #
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Migrants sit on a bus going to Normandy, as they leave the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" on October 24, 2016. (Thibault Camus / AP) #
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A migrant with his belongings walks past a burning makeshift shelter in the Jungle on the third day of their evacuation and transfer to reception centers in France on October 26, 2016. (Pascal Rossignol / Reuters) #
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Police officers form a line to push back people after fires were started in the Jungle on October 26, 2016. (Emilio Morenatti / AP) #
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Police stop a migrant returning to the Jungle as the authorities begin to demolish the site on October 26, 2016. (Christopher Furlong / Getty) #
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Riot police push back migrants as they line up to register at a processing center near Calais on October 24, 2016. (Thibault Camus / AP) #
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Migrants queue in the morning mist to board buses and leave the notorious Jungle camp as authorities demolish the site on October 26, 2016. (Christopher Furlong / Getty) #
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A police officer stands guard after migrants burn down a shelter as authorities move in to clear the Jungle on October 25, 2016. (Jack Taylor / Getty) #
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A man stands next to a burning tent as fires were started in the Jungle on October 26, 2016. (Thibault Camus / AP) #
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People stand on a hill as smoke and flames rise from amidst the tents, after fires were started in the makeshift migrant camp near Calais on October 26, 2016. (Thibault Camus / AP) #
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French firemen work near burning makeshift shelters in the Jungle on October 26, 2016. (Pascal Rossignol / Reuters) #
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A firefighter douses burning shelters near Calais, northern France, on October 26, 2016. (Matt Dunham / AP) #
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Police officers gather outside the notorious Jungle camp as migrants prepare to leave as the authorities start to demolish the site on October 26, 2016. (Christopher Furlong / Getty) #
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A migrant looks on as a makeshift shelter burns behind him in the Jungle on October 26, 2016. (Philippe Huguen / AFP / Getty) #
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A French policeman at work inside the Jungle camp as authorities demolish the site on October 25, 2016. (Christopher Furlong / Getty) #
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Workmen tear down makeshift shelters on the second day the evacuation of migrants and their transfer to reception centers in France on October 25, 2016. (Philippe Wojazer / Reuters) #
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Journalists stand on a hill overlooking a migrant camp in Calais, as smoke rises on October 26, 2016 during a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement. (Philippe Huguen / AFP / Getty) #
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A migrant sets fire to a chemical toilet inside the Jungleon October 24, 2016, in Calais. (Christopher Furlong / Getty) #
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Migrants gather near a fire for warmth at the end of the first day of the evacuation and transfer to reception centers, near Calais, on October 24, 2016. (Philippe Wojazer / Reuters) #
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Migrants talk on a mobile phone at the Jungle migrant camp on October 22, 2016. (Christopher Furlong / Getty) #
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French riot police take position during clashes with migrants at the Jungle migrant camp on October 22, 2016. (Christopher Furlong / Getty) #
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Demonstrators run away from tear gas fired by French riot police officers during clashes on October 22, 2016. (Emilio Morenatti / AP) #
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French police pass by flames on the eve of the evacuation and transfer of migrants to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the Jungle on October 23, 2016. (Philippe Wojazer / Reuters) #
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French gendarmes arrive as smoke rises from fires at the Jungle migrant camp on October 26, 2016. (Francois Nascimbeni / AFP / Getty) #
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An Afghan adolescent migrant waves from a van as he departs with six others from the emergency shelter for minors in Saint Omer, France as they leave for Britain on October 18, 2016. (Pascal Rossignol / Reuters) #

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