Migrants line up to register at a processing center in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the Jungle," near Calais, northern France, on Oct. 24, 2016.
Migrants line up to register at a processing center in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the Jungle," near Calais, northern France, on Oct. 24, 2016.Emilio Morenatti—AP
Migrants line up to register at a processing center in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the Jungle," near Calais, northern France, on Oct. 24, 2016.
Migrants begin to leave the squalid "Jungle" camp, which authorities began to dismantle this week in a bid to move thousands of inhabitants elsewhere, in Calais, northern France, on Oct. 24, 2016.
Migrants sit inside a tent as they are registered at a processing center in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the Jungle," near Calais, northern France, on Oct. 24, 2016.
Migrants wait for buses to reception centers across France during the dismantling of the "Jungle" camp in northern Calais on Oct. 24, 2016.
A wristband is attached to a migrant at a processing center in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the Jungle," near Calais, northern France, on Oct. 24, 2016.
Police officers control a line as migrants line up to register at a processing center in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the Jungle," near Calais, northern France, on Oct. 24, 2016.
Migrants line up to register at a processing center in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the Jungle," near Calais, northern France, on Oct. 24, 2016.
Migrants board buses outside the "Jungle" migrant camp dismantled this week by authorities, headed to refugee centers around France, at a reception point in Calais on Oct. 24, 2016.
Migrants hug each other in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the Jungle" near Calais, northern France, on Oct. 24, 2016.
Migrants line up to register at a processing center in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the Jungle," near Calais, no
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Scenes From the ‘Jungle’ Migrant Camp Evictions Near Calais

Oct 24, 2016

They fled war and poverty and oppression, crossed deserts and oceans and borders, walked from one edge of Europe to the other. They settled near Calais in northern France, at a migrant camp known as the "Jungle." The conditions were squalid. They aimed for Britain, where they see more opportunities for jobs.

On Monday, they were evicted.

French authorities made good on their pledge to start evacuating the encampment and bussing thousands of migrants, many from Africa and a significant portion of them underage, to other areas around the country. By mid-afternoon on the first day, there were no major clashes with officers that had been seen over the weekend. The evictions are expected to go through the week; the site is then expected to be dismantled.

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