Conflict in Congo – In November 2012 the M23 group besieged Goma, the regional capital of Congo's eastern province of North Kivu. The violence forced tens of thousands of Congolese out of their homes. Here, people flee the town of Sake, 26km west of Goma, on November 22, 2012.
Conflict in Congo – Lokuli Loleko Prince finds the body of his father in Goma on November 21, 2012. Loleko's father, a government military doctor, was killed in fighting between the government army and M23 rebels as they took the provincial capital.
Conflict in Congo – M23 soldiers stand guard at the former Congolese army headquarters in Goma, on November 23, 2012, after it was abandoned by the fleeing Congolese army.
Conflict in Congo – M23 rebels were persuaded to withdraw from Goma in December 2012, but they still control territory outside the city. Pictured, the head of the M23 Congolese rebels, Roger Lumbala, at peace talks in Kampala on February 6 2013.
Conflict in Congo – President Obama phoned Rwandan President Paul Kagame in December 2012, underscoring that any support to M23 "is inconsistent with Rwanda's desire for stability and peace." Kagame denies backing M23.