In pictures: Rush hour on Mosul's 'displacement highway'

Due to the ongoing battles between government forces and ISIL fighters
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Iraqis fleeing their homes in Mosul's old city carry their belongings as they leave the fighting area. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Iraqi security forces drive into an area as they advance towards Mosul's old city. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Iraqis fleeing their homes in Mosul's old city walk past a damaged vehicle. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Iraqis fleeing their homes in Mosul's old city, due to the ongoing battles between government forces and ISIL group fighters. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Iraqis fleeing their homes in Mosul's old city. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Iraqis fleeing their homes in Mosul's old city. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Iraqi security forces drive past civilians fleeing their homes in Mosul's old city, due to the ongoing battles between government forces and ISIL group fighters. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Iraqis fleeing their homes in Mosul's old city. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)