(130826) -- ERBIL, Aug. 26, 2013 (Xinhua) -- A Syrian boy stands at Kawergost Refugee Camp, some 50 km north of Erbil, capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, Aug. 25, 2013. Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region government ordered on Aug. 15 to open the border with Syria to help thousands of mainly Kurdish Syrians to flee the violence in their country. According to the UNHCR, at least 45,000 Syrian refugees entered Iraq's Kurdish region in the recent influx after the regional authorities decided to open the border for them, raising the total number of Syrian refugees in Iraq to some 200,000. (Xinhua/Liang Youchang)
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