Aleppo departs: Residents board ambulances, buses to leave home

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People gather to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo. (REUTERS)

People gather to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo. (REUTERS)

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People get on buses to be evacuated from al-Sukkari rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo on Thursday. (REUTERS)

People get on buses to be evacuated from al-Sukkari rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo on Thursday. (REUTERS)

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Children on a bus during an evacuation operation of rebel fighters and their families from rebel-held neighbourhoods in the embattled city of Aleppo. (AFP)

Children on a bus during an evacuation operation of rebel fighters and their families from rebel-held neighbourhoods in the embattled city of Aleppo. (AFP)

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Syrians gather during the evacuation A convoy of ambulances and buses left rebel territory in Aleppo in the first evacuations under a deal for opposition fighters to leave the city after years of fighting. (AFP)

Syrians gather during the evacuation A convoy of ambulances and buses left rebel territory in Aleppo in the first evacuations under a deal for opposition fighters to leave the city after years of fighting. (AFP)

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A man pushes a cart with a woman lying on it as vehicles wait to evacuate people from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo. (REUTERS)

A man pushes a cart with a woman lying on it as vehicles wait to evacuate people from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo. (REUTERS)

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Buses line up during the evacuation. (AFP)

Buses line up during the evacuation. (AFP)

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A Syrian child being carried for the evacuation operation. The rebel withdrawal will pave the way for President Bashar al-Assad's forces to reclaim complete control of Syria's second city, handing the regime its biggest victory in more than five years of civil war. (AFP)

A Syrian child being carried for the evacuation operation. The rebel withdrawal will pave the way for President Bashar al-Assad's forces to reclaim complete control of Syria's second city, handing the regime its biggest victory in more than five years of civil war. (AFP)

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Buses and ambulances wait to evacuate civilians and rebels from eastern Aleppo.

Buses and ambulances wait to evacuate civilians and rebels from eastern Aleppo.

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This image released by the Thiqa News Agency, shows civilians gathering for evacuation from eastern Aleppo. (AP)

This image released by the Thiqa News Agency, shows civilians gathering for evacuation from eastern Aleppo. (AP)

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Syrian residents flee violence in the restive Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood. (AFP)

Syrian residents flee violence in the restive Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood. (AFP)

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