Many who had been trapped at risk of death fled to Syria and now are in northern Iraq, shaken but no longer in imminent danger.
A Yazidi girl enters the temple in Lalish, Iraq, the Yazidi holy sanctuary. Tens of thousands of the Iraqi minority sect have been displaced after being attacked by the Islamic State militant group. They are spilling across northern Iraq — sleeping in fields, cars and abandoned buildings — but at least they are safe. Sebastian Meyer/For the Washington Post Buy Photo