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A cat sits on the debris of a damaged house in the neighbourhood of old Homs

A cat sits on the debris of a damaged house in the neighbourhood of old Homs September 9, 2012. Picture taken September 9, 2012. REUTERS/ Yazen Homsy (SYRIA - Tags: ANIMALS POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Animals in war zones

Animals are often neglected casualties of war and conflict zones caught in the daily crossfire and bombings, many injured or killed with no outlets or refuge.